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Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves
300 Sower Blvd 4th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
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Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity
Edited by Greg Abernathy, Deborah White, Ellis L. Laudermilk, and Marc Evans;
Foreword by Wendell Berry
Organized by a team from the KNP, the book is an outgrowth of our focus on biodiversity protection. Richly detailed and lavishly illustrated with more than 250 color photos, maps and charts, Kentucky's Natural Heritage is a definitive compendium of the Commonwealth's amazing diversity. It celebrates the natural beauty of some of the most important ecosystems in the nation and presents a compelling case for the necessity of conservation. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the Commonwealth's biodiversity and contains over 250 color photos, maps and charts. 208 pages.
Read more and view sample pages here.
Kentucky Naturally: Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work
By Dr. Thomas G. Barnes
This book is a compilation and celebration of the properties that have been purchased with the assistance of KHLCF money during the first 20 years of the program. Award-winning Kentucky nature photographer Tom Barnes displays hundreds of beautiful photographs of the state’s protected lands, and provides detailed descriptions of each site including the natural flora and fauna. Through the KHLCF and public support, Kentucky’s abundant natural resources and beauty can be treasured and protected for all to enjoy. Author Thomas G. Barnes, Ph.D., was a full professor in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Barnes wrote extensively on the natural history of Kentucky and authored over 50 scientific research articles, 60 extension publications, and 100 magazine articles.
Available from your local bookstore.
The Kentucky Breeding Bird Atlas
By Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr.
Ten years in the making, this work presents the results of a seven-year survey of all birds that nest in the Commonwealth, providing photographs for each species. Information for each species includes current and historical status in the state, habitat preferences, specific details of the construction and placement of nests, and other pertinent aspects of nesting biology organized by physiographic region and degree of forestation. 372 pages.
Available from the University Press of Kentucky .