Private Dedication Program
The program provides landowners with tax breaks in exchange for the dedication of lands or certain rights to land that contain rare or endangered species or unique natural communities.

KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 146.500.

The land then receives legal protection and becomes part of the state Nature Preserves System. All landowners may qualify for the program, however, the land must have biological significance and be worthy of protection. Funding for the program comes from the Heritage Land Conservation Fund, which receives revenue from the sale of nature license plates, a portion of the unmined minerals tax and civil fines.

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National Program