Nearly 2,000 acres purchased for preservation

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) -- Nearly 2,000 acres of land have been purchased in southeastern Kentucky to preserve nature.
 
   The Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/VLJf7V) reports several agencies worked together to purchase more than 1,800 acres in Whitley County for $700,000. The location of the property is along the Laurel Fork area, and it includes the Pine Mountain region.
 
   Donald Dott, who is director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, says the purchase protects several unique species of wildlife and plants in the area.
 
   Officials say they hope to have a trail system and a visitor's parking area on the property within a couple of years.
 

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