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New Bernheim Forest land to help protect wildlife, environment

By Kacie Goode, The Kentucky Standard

Bernheim Forest wildlife preserve welcomed hundreds of guests this past weekend for its annual ColorFest fall celebration, but visitors to the arboretum and research forest see only a small portion of the land it protects. Two days before the ColorFest kickoff, Bernheim officials announced the acquisition of a 494-acre tract of land near Cedar Grove in Bullitt County.

The addition of the land brings Bernheim's total acreage to 16,137, signifying the forest's vast expansion since its establishment in 1929 and making it the largest privately held forest dedicated to education and conservation in the eastern United States, according to a press release. The land assists in the creation of the Cedar Grove Wildlife Corridor.

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