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Bell County’s very own Kentucky Ridge State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is featured in award-winning Kentucky nature photographer Thomas Barnes new title “Kentucky, Naturally: The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work.”


The 144-page book includes stunning photography of the state’s protected lands.


Barnes displays hundreds of breathtaking photographs of the state’s protected lands, and provides detailed descriptions of each site including the natural flora and fauna.


“With locations and directions, this book is also a hiking guide that will guide the reader along these pristine preserves,” said Don Dott, Director of Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. “Yet beyond photos and descriptions, the book is also a call for us all to help conserve the best wild areas of Kentucky, which is the mission of the Heritage Land Conservation Fund.”


Thomas Barnes, Ph.D., is a full-time professor in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Barnes has written several books on the natural history of Kentucky and has authored more than 50 scientific research articles. This research emphasis has been on the restoration of native grassland and his extension programs focus on conservation of biodiversity and wildlife management.


Copies of “Kentucky, Naturally” may be purchased through Acclaim Press at acclaimpress.com, Barnes & Noble or at your local bookstore.


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