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Find answers to commonly asked questions about KNP's Natural Areas and State Nature Preserves.
The KHLCF Board provides grants for the management and purchase of natural areas by eligible applicants with funding generated by "Nature's Finest" license plates and other sources.
KNP conserves the unique scenic, wildlife, botanical, geological, cultural and recreational values of Kentucky's most pristine rivers through the Wild Rivers Program.
KNP Natural Areas provide opportunities for hikers, paddlers, field trips, and research.
KNP protects and manages a diverse system of nature preserves and natural areas across the Commonwealth from the Mississippi River wetlands to Pine Mountain on the Virginia border.
KNP biologists have to find Kentucky's best remaining natural areas before we can conserve them.
For owners of qualifying natural areas, KNP offers land conservation options, including acquisition of land or enrollment in the Natural Areas Registry program.
Take a hike at a State Nature Preserve, paddle on a Wild River, or picnic at a Heritage Land site!
Interested in bringing your group to a KNP nature preserve or natural area? Email us to request a permit application. firstname.lastname@example.org