Project Leader: Adam C. Brown Project Dates: 4/12/10 - 8/27/10 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Dedicated in September 17, 1997, Eastview Barrens State Nature Preserve is 119 acres of grassland and open woodland co-owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Commission. The presence of globally rare species at Eastview Barrens makes protection a critical priority. Numerous rare species, including prairie gentian (Gentiana puberulenta), barrens silky aster (Aster pratensis), frostweed (Helianthemum bicknellii), long-haired hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum), and spikemoss (Selaginella apoda) continue to survive on the fire-maintained grasslands. Due to the sensitivity of the preserve, Eastview Barrens State Nature Preserve is only accessible through guided tours with the Commission of The Nature Conservancy.” (naturepreserves.ky.gov)
The next KSNPC site that we visited was Eastview Barrens SNP where we continued working in much the same fashion as Raymond Athey Barrens. Our focus here has been on controlling re-sprouts in prescribed burn units from this spring. The main priority here again is returning these sites to open woodland and native grasslands.
As a side project we did get to flex our chainsaw muscles for the first time since chainsaw training with the Eastern Plant Management Team. In this case there was a large hickory that had fallen across the access road to the southern prescribed burn unit. Our team took care of it in no time.