Kenton County, Kentucky
Restoration in Action with Scenic Views
This property protects 224 acres of forest and about 3,600 feet of frontage on the Licking River, a critical habitat for several endangered mussel species. Restoration work includes construction of ephemeral wetlands, introduction of a population of the endangered Short’s goldenrod, and installation of roosting structures for the endangered Indiana bat. The site’s four trails total three miles in length. The Kreissl Trail passes through excellent examples of old-field communities returning to forest and offers views over the valley.
Protected by Kenton County Conservation District
The Conservation District purchased the land, formerly the Steinhauser family farm, from willing sellers. The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided funding. Some of the funds came from sales of Kentucky’s “Nature” license plates.
Kenton County Conservation District is a member of Green Umbrella.
How to Find Morning View Heritage Area
The preserve is located at 15168 Decoursey Pike (KY 177), about a half mile south of the intersection with Rich Road (KY 14).
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