Continue to prioritize invasive species eradication efforts around sensitive plant populations and our public hiking trails in order to preserve biodiversity and provide visitors with a chance to witness Kentucky’s native plants and animals.

  • Began creating an invasive-free buffer around hiking trails at all of our nature preserves.
  • Treated soils surrounding more than 3,000 native hemlock trees to combat the spread of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid at the Bad Branch Nature Preserve, where more than 16,000 trees are included in a treatment regime.
  • Assisted with removing several acres of invasive plants like bush honeysuckle, which can choke out an entire forest understory if not controlled, at the Griffith Woods Wildlife Management Area.
  • Completed a five-year project to remove Japanese honeysuckle, crown vetch, privet and other non-native species from a 127-acre prairie-barrens restoration site near the entrance of Mammoth Cave National Park.
  • Removed bush honeysuckle, garlic mustard, Tree of Heaven and other non-native species from the Brown/Crutcher/Wallace, Jim Beam and Dupree nature preserves in the Kentucky River Palisades.





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The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky