Kentucky Forestry Department http://wkms.org en Kentucky Forest Fire Hazard Season Officially Ends, But Fires Still Possible http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-forest-fire-hazard-season-officially-ends-fires-still-possible <p>Although Kentucky’s fall forest fire hazard season officially ended December 15th, Kentucky Division of Forestry officials say people should remain vigilant when burning or building fires out in the open. &nbsp;</p><p>KDF&nbsp;Director Leah&nbsp;MacSwords&nbsp;says even though winter precipitation decreases the number of forest fires, it only takes a few sunny dry days to create favorable conditions.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Rob Canning 37515 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Forest Fire Hazard Season Officially Ends, But Fires Still Possible Nature Conservancy Group To Make $13.4 Million Land Purchase In Crittenden County http://wkms.org/post/nature-conservancy-group-make-134-million-land-purchase-crittenden-county <p>The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is planning to close on a deal today to acquire 4,241 acres of forest in Crittenden County. The $13.4 million deal is the largest in the Conservancy’s 38-year history in the state.</p><p>The parcel is being bought from The Forestland Group, a timber investment company. Referred to as Phase 2 of the Big Rivers Corridor Project, the parcel of land was ranked as the number one priority in the United States Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program. The transaction is funded through the Conservancy’s land protection fund and in part by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:22:26 +0000 Rob Canning 34793 at http://wkms.org Nature Conservancy Group To Make $13.4 Million Land Purchase In Crittenden County