Louisville Urban Invasive Species Management
Funding Still Available for Focused Conservation
In 2019, Kentucky staff working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service shifted gears in how funding for conservation practices makes it to the land. The idea stems from watershed planning, which targets whole geographic areas having identified resources concerns, as opposed to individually owned plots of land. Focus areas are identified by workgroups that include organizations working locally, such as the Conservation Districts. The hope is that this way of implementing conservation will increase the impact of each dollar spent to improve private farms and the communities they surround.
For a five-year period starting in fiscal year 2020 (October 2019), NRCS Kentucky has authorized $166,178 for a Kentucky Focused Conservation Project to improve wildlife habitat for birds and small animal species. The extent of this project spans the 116,398.25 acres of Metro Louisville, and lands adjacent to the Louisville Loop and the Ohio River.
Funded conservation practices will include those that remove invasive species and plant native habitat; Brush Management, Herbaceous Weed Treatment, and Conservation Cover.
Currently, 3 properties have been approved for this project and there is still funding available
. Applications can be submitted at any time, however, applications are only approved once during the fiscal year.
For more information go to the KY Focused Conservation Projects page
or contact the Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District at email@example.com / 502.499.1900.