clarks river wildlife refuge http://wkms.org en Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Gets Permission to Expand http://wkms.org/post/clarks-river-national-wildlife-refuge-gets-permission-expand <p>Congress has authorized West Kentucky&rsquo;s Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge to expand by more than 34,000 acres. The expansion would leave the refuge about four times larger than its current size. Refuge Manager Michael Johnson says the new land would give the refuge a chance for major improvements. He says,</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:55:13 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17001 at http://wkms.org Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Gets Permission to Expand White-Nose Syndrome in Breckinridge Could Threaten Area Populations http://wkms.org/post/white-nose-syndrome-breckinridge-could-threaten-area-populations <p>Wildlife officials say the fatal fungus called white nose syndrome affecting bats across the U.S. has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.&nbsp;It was discovered in Trigg County in April, but the three sites in Breckinridge County indicate that the disease is spreading in the commonwealth. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Andy Randomski says biologists at the Clarks River Wildlife Refuge in our region have been working to monitor bat populations in the area and hopefully prevent the spread into this area.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:42:31 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16833 at http://wkms.org White-Nose Syndrome in Breckinridge Could Threaten Area Populations