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KNLT & Forecastle Foundation fall hike ~ Greg Abernathy, KNLT


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KNLT welcomes and depends upon the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies to secure the protection of Kentucky's wildlands. Donations qualify as a charitable contribution in accordance with IRS regulations and will help to protect and preserve Kentucky's forests and migratory corridors for generations to come. Get involved today!

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"On the positive side…lands are being purchased by private groups such as the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and there are signs of hope on the horizon… In the end, it depends on all of us to support conservation activities to ensure a healthy environment for generations of future Kentuckians."

~Thomas G. Barnes


Ways to Give

Please send check to:
Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
433 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40403
(859) 986-0744

Memorial & Tribute Donation: Give a gift in memory of or tribute to a special person. Use our secure donation page and select the box “I would like to dedicate this donation" - DonorPerfect Donation Form

One Square Mile Donor: Consider making a donation to protect an entire square mile of wildlands. The One Square Mile Award honors those who have made donations that meet the financial level needed to purchase a minimum of 640 acres. Contact us to learn more.

Wildlands Legacy Society: Including a gift to KNLT in your estate plans ensures that we can continue our work for generations to come. Members receive a luna moth lapel pin and will be invited to special events throughout the year. There are many ways to meet your financial and philanthropic goals. Download our brochure to learn more: Wildlands Legacy Society brochure (PDF).

Contact your financial advisor for more information on:
Bequest (will or trust) | Life Insurance | IRA, 401(k) or Pension Plan | Gifts of Stock | Cash | Gifts of Real Estate

Matching Gift: Double your giving through a match from your employer. Check with you Human Resources Manager to learn more.

Stock or Mutual Fund Donation: Direct transfers of stock or mutual funds can be made from your broker to KNLT by contacting Caroline Meena at Stock Yards Bank & Trust at 1-800-625-9066.

Give from your IRA: IRA Charitable Rollover, now permanent as of Dec 2015, allows individuals who have reached age 70 1/2 to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income. An essential detail is that your plan administrator must issue the check directly to the charity. Consult your plan administrator or tax advisor for more information about this means of giving and specific tax advice.

Car Donation: Donating your car to KNLT is a great way to help support our work. To start the process visit: careasy.org/kentucky-natural-lands-trust or you can call (855)-500-7433,

Shop to Support: Support KNLT by using AmazonSmile and Kroger Community Rewards (org #VQ829).

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“I was born in Appalachia near Pine Mountain in Jenkins, KY (Letcher County). If I had the power to restore those mountains to the paradise that I remember as a child, it would be done…the balance of Nature, the hills primeval, the wildlife free and safe coexisting as Mother Nature intended, the creeks running clear and clean, the air that breaths like no other…all a part of my essence that never fades. I do, however, have the power via the KNLT both through current donations and my estate to make a small difference in keeping what we still have and restoring what humanity has ruined. If we all made that small difference, we just may be able to have a place where we could, once again, become one with Nature.”
~Judy Hacker Kirby


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“My father (David Burns) once told me that nothing lasts – not even the mountains – unless you buy them and put covenants on them to protect them into perpetuity. He wanted the backbone of Kentucky to last. He wanted something that would span generations. He wanted his gift to be the Mountain.”
~Patrick Burns



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