Mission & Objectives

The mission of the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy is to protect and conserve the natural areas that contribute to the vitality and unique character of Fort Thomas through land preservation, responsible stewardship, and the promotion of community awareness, understanding, and enjoyment for present and future generations.

The specific objectives and purposes of the Conservancy are to serve as a land trust dedicated to the protection and preservation of natural areas and green space and the development of park amenities and trails for the enjoyment of nature within the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Specifically, these shall be:

  • To work for the preservation of the wooded hillsides of the City of Fort Thomas and to make recommendations concerning zoning and development to conform to community standards in keeping with and complementing our natural terrain and green space.Trail 3
  • To acquire, through gift, purchase, or other lawful means, interest in real property in the City of Fort Thomas as necessary to protect such values which may include but are not limited to scenic quality, wildlife habitat and ecological integrity, and managed public access and recreational opportunities
  • To monitor, and where appropriate to manage directly, the real property interests acquired by the Conservancy in a manner consistent with its purposes, with the protection of private property rights, and with applicable laws and regulations of all governing jurisdictions.
  • To provide information to the public on matters related to land preservation and conservation.
  • To work for the development of park amenities and trails within the city.
  • To collaborate with public and private organizations and property owners for the purpose of natural resource restoration or enhancement. This collaboration may include landscape construction, revegetation, and provision of amenities for public access to and education about natural resources.
  • To sponsor a community education outreach program to include trail hikes, nature walks to identify birds, wild flowers, trees and other wildlife, and to provide a variety of nature programs.
  • To receive, hold, and disburse contributions, gifts, grants, real and personal properties, bequests, devises and other funds for these purposes.