Kenton County Conservation District


  • 5 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Independence Courthouse
    5272 Madison Pike
    Independence, KY 41051


  • Gailen Bridges, Chairman
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Chris Kaeff, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Nancy Kloentrup
  • Jennifer Myka, Vice Chairman
  • Amy Powell
  • William Schneider


The mission of the Kenton County Conservation District is to ensure that sound land use activities, the prevention of soil erosion, water quality protection, and other environmental quality issues are given due consideration and priority in the management of Kenton County's natural resources. This will maintain and improve the quality of life in Kenton County.


Your conservation district is a Special Purpose Government Entity responsible for carrying out a comprehensive program to protect our soil, water, and other natural resources. It works closely with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Kentucky Cabinet for Environmental and Public Protection. The county conservation district operates in the Kentucky Division of Conservation under the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources.

Contact Information

  • Kenton County Independence Courthouse
    5272 Madison Pike
    Second Floor
    Independence, KY 41051
  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 647
    Independence, KY 41051
  • Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment
  • Phone: 859-356-1019
  • Website


  • Zachary Traylor, District Manager
  • Susan Ware, District Administrative Secretary

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff

  • John Stork, Soil Conservationist
  • Ian Young, Supervisory Natural Resource Manager

Division of Conservation Field Representative

  • Kimberly Barton
    Kentucky Division of Conservation
    300 Sower Boulevard
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Phone: 502-782-6849