Year in Review

Successful communities are often the result of a coming together of friends, neighbors, and local businesses – folks who make the choice to give their time, ideas, and resources for all to benefit. The Bluegrass region is fortunate to have such people here; and thanks to the support of many, Bluegrass Land Conservancy has permanently protected and currently stewards 25,629 acres of local farmland and natural areas.

A special thank you to all who are helping – you are not only furthering our mission to protect lands for future generations, you are making a commitment to preserving Kentucky’s farming heritage and making the Bluegrass region a better community for all to live, work, and visit.

Thank you again for your help in preserving the beauty of the Bluegrass.

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Jessie Wilder

Executive Director

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Newsletter & Annual Report

Bluegrass Conservancy newsletter fall 2016

Every day, making a difference

Your wonderful support goes a long way to conserve and celebrate farms here in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Thanks to you, Bluegrass Land Conservancy works every day for land conservation, leading to more protected farms, cleaner creeks and streams, and more programs offered to connect people to farms and nature, and add value to local farmers.



Total Protected Farms

(1998 – 2017)



Total Conserved Acres

(1998 – 2017)


Revenues and expenses independently audited by Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP for the year ending June 30, 2017. We are happy to provide you with our full audited financial statements at any time; please contact Jessie Wilder, (859) 255-4552, or visit our GoodGiving Portrait, a nonprofit transparency initiative by Blue Grass Community Foundation.