BEREA KY 40403-1510
Contact Information
Address 433 CHESTNUT ST
BEREA , KY 40403 1510
Phone (859) 986-0744
Fax 859 9861299
Contact Name Greg Abernathy
Web and Social Media
fern garden on Pine Mountain
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1995
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Kentucky Natural Lands Trust (KNLT) is a statewide land trust committed to protecting, connecting, and restoring wildlands. Our efforts are aimed at preserving natural heritage in ways that also benefit local, regional and global communities.
Background Statement Established in 1995, KNLT raised over $3 million to protect Blanton Forest on Pine Mountain, the largest old-growth forest remaining in the state. Our efforts have expanded into a variety of conservation projects with our focus on the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor. Pine Mountain spans more than 120 miles from Tennessee to Virgina, with over 110,000 acres in Kentucky. The mountain is a refuge to nearly 100 species of rare plants and animals, some found nowhere else in the world.
Impact Statement Wildlands embody Kentucky's natural beauty and heritage. These lands are home to a myriad of plants and animals that require undisturbed areas. Unfortunately, these areas are being lost at an alarming rate, with over 100 acres of forest cleared daily in the state. KNLT is working to protect forested corridors that connect existing protected areas and maintain the ecological and migratory corridors as well.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Environment / Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Tertiary Organization Category Environment / Land Resources Conservation
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Bell County
Harlan County
Whitley County
Bullitt County
Jefferson County
Letcher County
Pike County
Madison County
Fayette County
Franklin County
KNLT is a statewide land trust with a focus on protecting the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor running through five Southeastern Kentucky counties. We also hold conservation easements on important natural areas and forested properties in other areas of the state. Our main office is located in Berea, Kentucky, with staff also working out of Eastern Kentucky, Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville.
Board Chair
Board Chair Marc Evans
Company Affiliation Retired State Botanist
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
Board Members
Ed Allgeier Retired Real Estate Appraiser, Allgeier CompanyVoting
David Anderson Anderson Wood ProductsVoting
Dr. Sara Ash Professor of Biology, University of the CumberlandsVoting
Carrie Brandt Owner Swallowland FarmVoting
Carl Breeding Dinsmore & ShohlVoting
Penny Brown Business Owner and EducatorVoting
Jim Coffman Your Old Kentucky Home RealtyVoting
Roy Crawford Crawford EngineeringVoting
Don Dott Kentucky State Nature Preserves CommissionVoting
Marc Evans Retired Senior Ecologist with the KY State Nature Preserves CommissionVoting
Laurel Fuson AttorneyVoting
Susan Hamilton Conservation Planning ConsultantVoting
Laura Keller AttorneyVoting
James G. Kuhns , Sr., M.D.Retired PathologistVoting
Judith McCandless CPA and former environmental planning and landscape management consultant, volunteer with various environmental groupsVoting
Mo McKnight Howe Revelry Boutique GalleryVoting
Melanie Ratliff Interior Designer and Community ActivistVoting
Jack Wilson Former Administrator in Environmental ProtectionVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Hugh Archer
Term Start Mar 2005
Experience Hugh Archer is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust. He has worked on well known projects along Pine Mountain for the last 30 years beginning with Bad Branch in Letcher County in the early 1980s, serving on the East Kentucky PRIDE Board for four years, serving on and staffing the Heritage Conservation Fund Board and helping implement the master logger program as Commissioner of Natural Resources, and most recently helping to found and manage the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust with its primary focus on the forested lands of Pine Mountain along its 120 mile range. Mr. Archer graduated from the UK College of Law in 1976.
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Description Through the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor, KNLT is striving to preserve and protect ecologically significant natural areas on Pine Mountain, Kentucky, by purchasing and protecting sensitive lands; providing environmentally responsible economic opportunities to local residents; encouraging sustainable land management practices; and encouraging long-term stewardship. KNLT continues its efforts to preserve and protect Blanton Forest, Kentucky's largest old-growth forest located on Pine Mountain.
Population Served , ,
Program Long term Success Protected natural areas on Pine Mountain grew last year by nearly 2,000 acres thanks to KNLT's efforts.
Description KNLT works with Ft. Knox to purchase conservation easements in a one mile buffer zone around the military base with the goal of creating a wildlife corridor connecting Ft. Knox with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Land Trust Alliance2000
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $472,040.00
Projected Expenses $472,040.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$2,648,946$2,959,991$752,245
Total Expenses$793,049$569,763$387,108
Revenue Less Expenses$1,855,897$2,390,228$365,137
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$2,530,646$2,849,862$572,825
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$33,910$31,519
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events--$0$0
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$618,581$444,417$290,917
Administration Expense$134,818$96,858$63,615
Fundraising Expense$39,650$28,488$32,576
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.345.201.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%78%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%1%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$13,958,471$10,084,368$6,635,210
Current Assets$6,327,545$4,563,712$3,578,112
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities$6,242,523$4,459,463$3,415,491
Total Net Assets$7,715,948$5,624,905$3,219,719
Audit Documents
2012 2012 KNLT Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address 433 CHESTNUT ST
BEREA , KY 404031510
Primary Phone 859 986-0744
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Hugh Archer
Board Chair Marc Evans
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired State Botanist