Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
Pine Mountain, Kentucky
The Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor, is a 180,000-acre ridgeline stretching 125-miles from Tennessee through eastern Kentucky to Virginia. This area is an important refuge for nearly 100 rare plant and animal species and a migratory route through a region heavily impacted by coal mining, oil and gas development, and logging.
KNLT works to connect existing protected areas along Pine Mountain. Creating contiguous protected habitat is essential to safeguarding and sustaining functioning ecosystems and ensuring the health and resilience of local, regional and global communities.
The Forecastle Foundation’s contributions have helped KNLT purchase:
•Line Fork Preserve, Hurricane Gap Preserve and Kingdom Come Preserve nearly 2,000 acres – October ‘17
•Narrows Preserve 2050 Acres - purchased March ‘16
•Salt Trace Gap 982 Acres - Dan Blanton Addition purchased June ‘15
•Hyslope Preserve 46 Acres - purchased April ‘14