Campbell County, Kentucky
Rare Salamanders and Frogs
Situated along the Ohio River in Melbourne, Kentucky, St. Anne Woods and Wetlands’ 164 acres of wetlands and mature forests are home to rare flora and fauna. The site’s lowland and upland forests hold a diversity of tree species, while wetlands contain water-filled depressions that provide a rich habitat for a variety of species.
Previously the property of St. Anne Convent, the site has served as a beacon of research and education for over a century. Today faculty and students of Northern Kentucky University and Thomas Moore College conduct ecological studies on site.
Protected by Campbell County Conservation District
In 2013, the Campbell County Conservation District purchased the land with a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. A conservation easement held by the Commonwealth of Kentucky protects the property in perpetuity.
To volunteer, visit campbellkyconservation.org or facebook.com/cccdky.
How to Find St. Anne Woods & Wetlands
A trail into the wetlands begins at a parking area beside Anderson Lane one quarter mile north of Kentucky Route 8 in Melbourne.
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