Advocacy

“River Fields has been able to strike a rare balance in protecting and promoting both natural and cultural resources. Few organizations in America have achieved this vision.”
– Charles Birnbaum, President, National Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Southern Indiana/Ohio River Bridges Project is the largest capital project ever in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our position on this project is based on facts and the law after extensive study and participation in the public process. Click here to learn more.

River Fields has gained national respect for our effective, professionally maintained program of advocacy, which works hand-in-hand with our land conservation program. For almost 50 years, we have advocated for the protection of land and water resources in balance with responsible growth in the region. River Fields seeks creative solutions that promote planned development, growth management, greater public access, environmental and historic preservation, the enhancement of scenic views, urban design, and transportation reform.

River Fields has developed collaborative relationships with government agencies at the local, state and national levels. We work closely with key agencies such as Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the State Historic Preservation Offices of Kentucky and Indiana, as well as a number of other organizations throughout the Ohio River Corridor.

River Fields works with citizens and neighborhood associations, such as the West Jefferson County Community Task Force, the Kosmosdale Preservation Group, the Prospect/Harrods Creek Neighborhood Association, Butchertown Neighborhood Association, and the Southwest County Association of Neighborhoods. We provide services and support through guidance, input, technical assistance, and regulatory expertise.