Biodiversity Papers

2015 Biodiversity Day  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

KCC will again host Biodiversity Day in Kentucky on February 19, 2015 in room 113 of the Capitol Annex.  Please join us and contact your legislator to show your support for biodiversity and the diverse habitat species require. Kentucky is rich with diverse life, with more different types of trees, flowers, and many other species than most locations on earth.  These species act interdependently to give Kentuckians the high quality of productivity and natural experience on which we rely, which we expect, and which we market in tourism and economic development.

The governor has declared a day to celebrate Biodiversity in Kentucky Day for the past four years.  In celebration, legislators are invited to talk with people who have expertise in the nature and value of Kentucky’s natural riches.  Young Kentuckians who have excelled in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing competition will receive their awards, and hope they will have the opportunity to meet their legislators for a photo opportunity.

Kentucky is rich with diverse life, with more different types of trees, flowers, and many other species than most locations on earth.  These species act interdependently to give Kentuckians the high quality of productivity and natural experience on which we rely, which we expect, and which we market in tourism and economic development.

The theme for this year’s competition and celebration will be on Soil. A dozen organizations and agencies will be on hand from 9:00 through early afternoon to share their expertise and activities, including Kentucky Waterways Alliance, State Nature Preserves Commission, Kentucky Division of Conservation, Division of Water, Division of Forestry, Kentucky Geological Survey and others.

Event sponsors include the Kentucky Conservation Committee, Division of Conservation, State Nature Preserves Commission, Division of Water, Division of Forestry, and the Heritage Land Conservation Fund.