“America’s natural beauty is disappearing right before
our eyes. Land trusts such as River Fields are protecting the best
before it’s too late.“ – Rand Wentworth, President,
Land Trust Alliance, Washington, D.C.
Since our founding almost 50 years ago, River Fields has worked
successfully with landowners and supporters to preserve thousands
of acres of beautiful open space, farms, woodlands and wetlands along
the Ohio River Corridor and Watershed.
Currently, we hold 11 river corridor properties outright, totaling
over 63 acres. We’ve identified these properties as critical
to protect the region’s natural, cultural and historic landscape.
Our largest property, Garvin Brown Preserve, is open to the public.
In addition, we hold development rights to 23 additional properties
in metro Louisville and surrounding counties through conservation
easements. These easements protect more than 2,130 acres of land
important to the public, including sensitive wetlands and watersheds,
beautiful scenic vistas, wildlife habitats, historical properties
and landscapes, and working farms.
We have been instrumental in numerous decisions over the past five
decades that have created many of the protected public spaces and
scenic vistas that make Louisville such a great place to live.