FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2018) – The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves’ Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF) program conserved over 1,000 acres of forest in October for both habitat and hiking. The Jeffrey’s Cliff Natural Area was created in Hancock County, along with additions to both Knobs State Forest and the neighboring Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Bullitt County.
The 494-acre addition to Bernheim Forest and the 496-acre addition to Knobs State Forest are part of an effort to create a wildlife corridor linking the nearby Apple Valley Glades State Nature Preserve, Bernheim Forest, Knobs State Forest, Fort Knox, and other natural areas. These Bullitt County natural areas also have restoration potential for Kentucky gladecress, an endemic federally endangered plant found at Apple Valley. The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves is working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to recover this species and eventually remove it from the endangered species list.
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