Some current priorities are as follows.
Plants for Sale in Bluegrass Region: click here
Kentucky Conservation Statement: click here
Eden on Elkhorn? OLLI Course Summary: click here
     Course Notes: ONE  TWO THREE FOUR

Cane Run/Coldstream Park: see page below
Atlas of Vascular Plants in Kentucky: see page "Kentucky Plants" below
This website provides materials for Natural History and Conservation Planning in the Ohio Valley. Cooperation is sought: please check for typos, ranking problems, better images, and other issues; send comments to me at 

The ultimate goals here are as follows. 
(1) To advance a new synthesis of Natural History for east-central states (starting with more cohesive regional descriptions).
(2) To develop more functionality in Natural Heritage programs (including ecological models).
(3) To provide a general commentary on Nature Conservation (assessing successes versus failures).
Files are sorted into the pages listed below.

 Julian Campbell
Bluegrass and Knobs+: files for download


REGIONAL OVERVIEW: whole Central Ohio Valley

The Land of Cane and Clover (initial report from 1985)
Campbell (1989): historic evidence of forest composition*
    [Proc. 7th Central Hardwood Forest Conf. p. 231-246]
Historical Notes on Native Vegetation (extensive quotes)
Conservation in the Central Ohio Valley (general notes)
Conservation in the Central Ohio Valley (initial concept)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW: central Bluegrass region
Short's (1828-29) Prodromus Florula Lexingtoniensis
   [extracted quotations for all species]
Central Bluegrass Plants (summary for educational use)
Central Bluegrass Species List (Excel file with details)
Botanical Aspects of Conservation Planning (+poster)
Outline of Conservation Targets for Central Bluegrass
Concept for Museum of Land: Wood, Soil and Rock


Summary Statement: "NOT a Savanna..."
Campbell et al. (1978): regression sapling abundance*
    [Proc. 2nd Central Hardwood Forest Conf. p. 258-269]
Campbell (2005): comparative ecology C3 vs C4 grasses*
    [Proc. 4th Native Grass Symp. p. 96-115]

McEwan & McCarthy (2008): dendrochronology-based*
Rebuilding the Concept of Bluegrass Woodland
Historical Notes Arranged by Woodland Type
Herbivore Hypothesis  (and powerpoint)
Bluegrass Woodland and its Eutrophic Nature

Kentucky River Palisades: Hope or Illusion
Bluegrass Riparian Zones (native vegetation)
Bluegrass Wetlands (native vegetation)
Swamp Forests in the Bluegrass and Knobs*
    [Castanea 46:122-135]
Shrubs for Streamsides and Wetlands
Notes on Old Fields (initial photo-essay)
Pilot Knob of Powell County*
    [Red River Hist. Soc. & Mus. Newsletter 24: 5-13]

Allendale-Moberly Greenway
Botanical Potential of UK Aboretum
Boone Creek Notes
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