The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves’ Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund said in a statement that 494 acres were added to Bernheim Forest and 496 acres were added to Knobs State Forest, which are both in Bullitt County. The statement says both additions are part of an effort to create a wildlife corridor in the area.

Kentucky Nature Preserves Director Zeb Weese said the projects are examples of compatible habitat conservation and ecotourism.