Bluegrass Conservancy and Limestone Land Trust merged in 2016 to become Bluegrass Land Conservancy (BLC), the largest accredited land trust in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Read Bluegrass Land Conservancy’s informational materials to learn more about the organization.
Bluegrass Land Conservancy protects land in Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region through permanent conservation easements.
We do this through education and by promoting the preservation of land for agriculture, historic and cultural heritage, wildlife habitat, natural resources, water quality, and scenic open space, in order to sustain a high quality of life.
Bluegrass Land Conservancy envisions a thriving community where land is protected to sustain our identity, economy, and quality of life.
We seek to ensure a future where the region’s distinctive soils, cultural heritage, scenic vistas, natural resources, and farms are preserved forever.
How we work
As a nationally accredited, community supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust, we work on a voluntary basis with landowners, community groups, and municipalities to encourage the preservation of land for agricultural viability, natural habitat, rural heritage, and scenic open space. Landowners or community groups contact us and we work with them on an individual and confidential basis to explore if conservation is right for them.
Since 1998 we have protected…
95 Miles of Rivers & Streams
21,600 Acres of prime farmland soils and soils of statewide importance
63 Farms that contain historic sites
10.29 Miles of scenic byway frontage
“1st Accredited Land Trust in Kentucky”
Land trust accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that a land trust meets high standards for land conservation. In 2012, Bluegrass Land Conservancy became the first land trust in Kentucky to receive the distinction of Accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
Bluegrass Land Conservancy has protected over 27,000 acres on 129 farms across the greater Bluegrass region.