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- Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary
Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the Sanctuary, its birds, wildlife, and habitats by developing strong support, sound management, and excellent educational programming.
Buckley is located at 1305 Germany Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
The Sanctuary and public trails are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to dusk
Learn more about the center below.
To schedule your group visit to Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, please contact our Registrar, Bethany Ore at (859) 873-3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary has been managed by Life Adventure Center since 2015. The Buckley property includes over 370 acres dedicated to environmental education activities, public trails, and nature conservancy.
During our onsite education workshops, participants can expect to:
• Participate in an up-close and hands-on experience of the world around them.
• Have an opportunity to develop and practice positive environmental ethics.
• Discover new and interesting aspects of their local plants and wildlife.
Rich in ecological diversity, our properties are full of wildlife and opportunities to learn about the environment. Our interactive lessons and workshops are site-specific and are aligned with Content for Next Generation Science Standards. Participants discover and explore the interconnectedness within the natural world, including their own importance.
Life Adventure Center proudly maintains a reputation for superior and innovative land stewardship practices, and has earned the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife “Conservation Business Partner of the Year” award for our conservation work at Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary. We continue to honor this legacy through several on-going efforts.
Our managers, biologists, and educators completed extensive surveys and consultations with the Kentucky Division of Forestry to develop a comprehensive Forest Stewardship Plan. The plan addressed critical needs: improving habitat and biodiversity while addressing infestation issues. In addition to improving the health of the center’s flora and fauna, our efforts enhance visitors’ experiences, educational opportunities and safety.
Working closely with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, LAC completed a multi-year program of habitat improvements. Among other efforts, we have:
• Re-introduced acres of native grasses and wildflowers – promoting wildlife populations with better cover, quality of nesting areas, travel lanes, and nutrition.
• Aggressively removed invasive species like Bush Honeysuckle – escaping from ornamental plantings during the 1920’s, this fast-growing nuisance plant dominates forest undergrowth, choking out native plant species, reducing biodiversity, and increasing risks to our woodland’s health.
Before You Head Out:
Wear appropriate attire for weather, carry a cell phone and adequate water, and please do not hike alone. Notify someone of where you are and when you are expected to return.
Where To Begin:
Start at our parking lot kiosk with maps and trail guides covering several well-marked trails (restrooms are available at our pavilion).
Please Take Note:
• Stay on the marked path!
• Keep all pets on a leash and under your direct control.
• No hunting or fishing is permitted.