KNLT Protects Land Adjacent to Archer Benge SNP

In celebration of Earth Day, we are happy to announce that KNLT has purchased the first of several targeted conservation lands adjoining one of Kentucky’s most remote and wild areas, the Archer Benge State Nature Preserve. The state nature preserve covers 1,864 acres along the Laurel Fork in Whitley County and provides important habitat for numerous rare native fish and mussels, the federally listed Indiana Bat, and several rare plants. It’s the 3rd largest nature preserve in the state, and, with the help of KNLT, it will continue to grow. The new 46 acre Hyslope Preserve will be followed by the purchase of several other contiguous tracts in the coming years as we fill out the protected watershed boundaries and protect significant bat caves on the property.

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