About Wilderness Louisville
Wilderness Louisville, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 with a mission to be champions for Louisville’s natural areas, from Jefferson Memorial Forest, the nation’s largest municipally-owned urban forest, to the ones in your neighborhood. We work in partnership with the Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Parks and Recreation to promote the development, stewardship and community awareness of these important public spaces.
We are champions for Louisville’s natural areas from Jefferson Memorial Forest, the nation’s largest city-owned urban forest, to the ones in your neighborhood.
What We’ve Done
Wilderness Louisville is proud to say that in 2019 we were able to provide nearly 5,000 youth with critical connections to nature. All while helping the Jefferson Memorial Forest maintain 47 miles of soft-surface trails and continuing our plans to advance connectivity between Jefferson Memorial Forest and the greater Louisville Metro Area. To learn more about our 2019 accomplishments and progress click the link below to view our 2019 annual report.
Meet our Board
Public Sector Representative, Waste Management
Retired, Louisville Metro Government
Office Administrator, Kentucky Waterways Alliance
Chief Office of Strategic Initiatives, KY Youth Advocates
Retired, Kentucky State Government
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Program Mgr. (Ret.)
Chief Equity Officer, Louisville Metro Government
Program Evaluator, Jefferson County Public Schools
Athletics Director, Portland Christian School
Neighborhood Liaison, Center for Neighborhoods
Business Development Manager, PRG Commercial Property Advisers
Executive Director, YouthBuild Louisville
Attorney, Strobo Barkley PLLC
Environmental Partnerships Liaison, MSD
Parks Administrator, Jefferson Memorial Forest
Director, Louisville Parks and Recreation