Supporting Conservation Efforts through Citizen Engagement in Kentucky

The Kentucky Conservation Foundation sponsors environmental education work in partnership with the Kentucky Conservation Committee, one of the longest-running conservation advocacy organizations in Kentucky. KCF’s goals include enhancing and protecting the Commonwealth’s rich biodiversity, educate the public on land conservation issues, promote sustainable use of energy, and alert the public to health issues involving extreme energy extraction.

We have commissioned research on biodiversity issues, including the need for an Integrated Plan to remove exotic species, promote the use of native species and maintain healthy plant communities which are vital for the state

We also supply research and support on energy issues, including efficiency and cleaner energy options. In addition, we drive and support clean energy work through policies developed through the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance and other coalitions.

We are a key supporter for land conservation and waterways protection. In Kentucky, 68% of our river and streams are considered impaired as “primary contact recreation water” meaning people cannot swim in them without risk of adverse human health effects.

More information here.

White paper: “The Potential Rate Impacts of Net Metering for KU/LG&E” Analysis of KU/LG&E Data Shows Net Metering Has Negligible Impact on Electric Rates By Andy McDonald, Director of Sustainable Systems Programs, Earth Tools, Inc., February, 2017. Download HERE.

Envision Franklin County Education Project
Citizens with Envision Franklin County are working with the Kentucky Conservation Foundation, who is providing research to inform Franklin County citizens of their future energy choices. The research for this project is part of KCF’s Clean and Sustainable Energy for Communities Project.

Reports: Franklin County Energy Options Project

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