KHLCF program is managed by The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves but
funding decisions are made by the nine-member KHLCF Board appointed by
the governor. The KHLCF Board represents environmental, conservation, and
agricultural interests and it awards project funding on a
competitive basis at its quarterly meetings.
Eligible applicants are limited by statute to:
- Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
- Kentucky Department of Parks
- Kentucky Division of Forestry
- Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves
- Kentucky Wild Rivers Program
- County and city governments
- Conservation Districts
- Kentucky Colleges and Universities
- Nonprofit Land Trust Organizations
- Other state agencies
acquisition applications, along with comprehensive Resource Management
Plans, must be submitted to and approved by the KHLCF Board.
Applications are due 60 days prior to a KHLCF Board meeting and
are subject to a comprehensive evaluation, including an on-site visit by
the KHLCF Project Review Committee.
KHLCF-funded acquisitions must be managed in perpetuity in accordance
with the most recently KHLCF Board-approved comprehensive Resource
Management Plans and a Conservation Easement or Deed Restriction. A
biological or archeological inventory may be required prior to
initiating management activities. Information on management planning can
be downloaded by clicking on the documents below. Contact the KHLCF
office for more details on site management.
Eligible applicants can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application materials