Highlights of Boone County

Water Resources

  • 650 miles of stream

  • 7 major watersheds

  • 38 subwatersheds

  • Gunpowder Creek Watershed Plan approved by Kentucky Division of Water and Environmental Protection Agency

  • Woolper Creek Watershed Plan approved by Kentucky Division of Water and Environmental Protection Agency

Agricultural Resources

  • 55.36% agriculture parcels

  • 24.41% prime farmland soils

  • 26.1% pasture grasslands

  • Over 50% of Boone County farmers learned as a child, had family in agriculture, or had been farming 20+ years (noted in previous BCCDKY Study, 2010)

Forest Resources

  • 44% forest cover

  • 46 native tree types

  • 3.76% urban tree cover

  • 8.63% Dry Mesic Oak Forest

  • 19.1% Mesic Deciduous Forest