“Buy land,” Mark Twain once said. “They’re not making any more of it.”
That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.
Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations. Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.