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The 12-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 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.


 

 Board Members

 
  
  
Agency Represented
  
  
Dr. Albert Meier
  
Kentucky Academy of Science
Representative
G. William Little
  
Environmental Organizations
270-298-4237Vice Chairman
Steve Hohmann
  
Department for Natural Resources
502-564-6940Ex Officio Member
Gregory Johnson
  
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
502-564-7109Ex Officio Member
Elaine Walker
  
Kentucky Department of Parks
502-564-2172Ex Officio Member
Don Dott
  
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
502-573-2886Ex Officio Member
W. Horace Brown
  
Environmental Education Council
502-633-4754Ex Officio Member
Franklin D. Fitzpatrick
  
Kentucky Chapter of the Nature Conservancy
606-886-1312Treasurer
Vacant
  
Agricultural Organizations
Representative
Dr. Paul M. Sheets
  
League of Kentucky Sportsmen
606-789-4631Representative
Dr. Richard K. Kessler
  
Kentucky Academy of Science
270-789-7637Chairman
Hugh Archer
  
Land Acquisition Expertise
502-839-4811Member At-Large