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Taylor Fork Ecological Area

Taylor Fork

Taylor Fork Ecological Area is a 60 acre site near EKU’s main campus in Richmond. The Area’s habitat is primarily old pastureland with fencerow strips of trees and small patches of woods and canebrakes. Developed as a site for learning, research and restoration, Taylor Fork was conceived by students in EKU’s Wildlife Management Program. The students marshaled administrative support, wrote funded grant proposals, organized work days and help manage the site. To start restoration, students worked with Tom Biebighauser, from the US Forest Service, to construct ten wetlands and plant thousands of trees. Financial support for the project was provided by the following organizations:

  • Bluegrass PRIDE
  • Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition
  • USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Eastern Kentucky University


For further information, contact:

Contact: Dr. David Brown:
Office: Science Building 4229
Phone: 859-622-2283

Natural Areas

521 Lancaster Ave
3106 New Science Building
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1476
Fax: 859-622-8068

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