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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest exists for everyone to explore deep connections with nature in Bullitt & Nelson County. For 90 years Bernheim has protected forests, streams, springs, lakes and conservation lands in public trust. Bernheim Forest and conservation lands are now threatened by a proposed gas pipeline that would cut through the forest.
The Board of Trustees of the Isaac W. Bernheim Foundation, the volunteer nonprofit that protects and manages Bernheim, champions economic growth in our region, but opposes any use of Bernheim as a shortcut for pipelines. Shortcuts are shortsighted. Selecting alternative routes around Bernheim will meet pipeline project goals and will protect Bernheim forests and conservation lands now and for future generations.
The route of the LG&E Pipeline would cut directly through an area that is home to federally endangered Indiana bats, northern long-eared bats, Kentucky glade cress, globally imperiled bluff vertigo snail, and the recently discovered critically imperiled hidden springsnail. Bernheim protects endangered species, provides quality of life in this region with clean air, water and scenic beauty and promotes tourism.