Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

Protecting, Connecting, & Restoring Wildlands

Our project, the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor, is a migration path and refuge for hundreds of species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

It’s an ecological and migratory corridor which is vitally important for bears, flying squirrels, raptors, songbirds and numerous other plants and animals.

Pine Mountain has a great breadth of plant and animal life. The southern part of the mountain is so remote and inaccessible that it has been known for over a century as "South America”.

This project is the largest conservation effort ever undertaken in the state.

Project Details

Name: Pine Mountain Project

Location: Southeastern, Kentucky

Tell Me More:

The collaborative project with the Forecastle Foundation will assist KNLT in purchasing tracts of land along the corridor while ensuring guardianship and restoration.

Our Progress:

In September 2014, The Forecastle Foundation donated $14,000 toward the Pine Mountain Project. This donation will ensure the protection of 28 acres of the corridor.