Taylor Fork Ecological Area
Taylor Fork Ecological Area is a 60 acre site near EKU's main campus in Richmond. The Area's habitat is primarily old pastureland with fencerow strips of trees and small patches of woods and canebrakes. Developed as a site for learning, research and restoration, Taylor Fork was conceived by students in EKU's Wildlife Management Program. The students marshaled administrative support, wrote funded grant proposals, organized work days and help manage the site. To start restoration, students worked with Tom Biebighauser, from the US Forest Service, to construct ten wetlands and plant thousands of trees. Financial support for the project was provided by the following organizations:
- Bluegrass PRIDE
- Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition
- USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
- Natural Resource Conservation Service
- Eastern Kentucky University
For Further Information:
Contact: Dr. David Brown:
Office: Science Building 4229
Google maps now has accurate directions to TFEA!
Printable map of TFEA with driving instructions and trail map.
Link to Taylor Fork Ecological Area's weather station.