Vaughn & Melton was selected to assist the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the creation of a new state park. The park was defined by legislation as being a linear corridor ranging from 250 to 1000 feet in width that would be centered on the crest of Pine Mountain.
Phase I of the project involved property identification and public awareness meetings. Vaughn & Melton working provided all property research, owner notification, preparation of displays and assisted the State with holding public meetings. Working closely with the Pine Mountain Trail Conference, and land owners, the final routing and GPS location of the proposed trail was accomplished. Phase II began final surveys for acquisition of property and easements for the creation of the trail. This phase is being performed as funding for the project allows; to date Vaughn & Melton has completed approximately 30 miles of the corridor in Pike County and Letcher County and approximately 25 miles in Bell and Harlan Counties. Phase II surveys by Vaughn & Melton include GPS control networks, in-depth courthouse research, locating and monumenting the corridor centerline, preparing plats and descriptions.