WWLT & City Partner to Protect Forest
It was unanimous! All the Frankfort City Commissioners voted to donate 34 acres of forest near the East West Connector to Woods and Waters Land Trust. Part of the original Carpenter Farm, the forest is on an undevelopable section of a commercial tract the city is selling. WWLT thanks the City for it leadership in conservation!
The forest is within a steep ravine and provides habitat that is scarce in this area. The diversity of trees, the stream with rocky ledges, and lowe slopes with thick banks of ferns make you forget you’re on the edge of a city. In the spring the wildflower diversity is especially gorgeous.
The area provides habitat for Braun’s rockcress (Arabis perstellata). This plant species is federally endangered because there are so few populations in the world – and most of these populations are in Franklin County. When a plant is this rare, every group of plants is important.