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Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board, Kentucky

Authority: KRS 146.560
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Chair appointed by Governor.
Description: The Board is charged with administering the KY Heritage Land Conservation Fund and reviewing and approving all grants payable from the fund. The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board is a twelve-member board was established by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1994. Five members are appointed from state government agencies, one each from the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Parks, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, and the Environmental Education Council. Seven members of the board are private citizens, selected by the governor from nominations by conservation groups, the Kentucky Academy of Science, agricultural interests and natural resources industries. The citizen members serve without pay and give their time for the quarterly board meetings and function as very active committees of the board. These committees review and visit project application sites, review and monitor site stewardship, and provide advice and recommendations on other issues coming before the board.
Composition: Ex-officio: Commissioners of Dept. of Parks, NREPC, and Fish & Wildlife Resources, or their designees; Dir. of KY Nature Preserves Commission or designee; Chair of the KY Environmental Education Council or designee; 1 person from 2 nominees submitted by the League of KY Sportsmen; 1 person from 2 nominees submitted by KY Chapter of the Nature Conservancy; 2 persons from 4 nominees recognized for their expertise in natural resource issues and submitted by the KY Academy of Sciences; 1 person from 3 nominees (1 each) submitted by KY Farm Bureau, KY Assoc. of Conservation Districts, and Commissioner of Agriculture; 1 person from 3 nominees (1 each) submitted by the KY Audubon Council, the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the KY Conservation Committee; and 1 person who has at least 5 years of experience in natural resources land acquisition.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          375 Versailles Road
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 573-3080
Fax: (502) 573-1692


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Archer, Hugh N.8/13/20157/15/2018Member at-largeAnderson
Barnett, Alex8/13/20157/15/2018Member; Agricultural orgs representativeHarrison
Fitzpatrick, Franklin8/14/20147/15/2017Member; KY Chapter of the Nature Conservancy representativeFloyd
Little, G. William8/13/20157/15/2018Member; Environmental organizations representativeOhio
Dott, DonEx-officio
Luttrell, Commissioner AllenEx-officio
Johnson, Commissioner GregoryEx-officio
Holland, DonnieEx-officio
Brown, W. HoraceEx-officio
Sheets, Dr. Paul M.11/18/20167/15/2019Member; League of KY SportsmenJohnson
Dr. Richard Kessler8/15/20176/15/2020Member; Representing the Kentucky Academy of ScienceTaylor
Jessup, Dr. Theodore8/1/20187/15/2021MemberMuhlenberg
Archer, Hugh N8/1/20187/15/2021Member; Rep Kentucky Conservation CommitteeAnderson
Breeding, Carl W8/1/20187/15/2021Member; Rep Persons who have at least five years of experience in natural resources land aquisitionsFayette
Sheets, Dr. Paul M.9/11/20197/15/2022Member, representing The League of Kentucky SportsmenJohnson

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