clarks river wildlife refuge

Clarks River Wildlife Refuge
1:55 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Gets Permission to Expand

Clarks River NWR Expansion Map
U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Congress has authorized West Kentucky’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,

“We can provide better recreational opportunities, we can do a better job protecting and managing the wildlife that’s in this area. And we have this chance with this plan, which is kind of what I see as a one shot deal to get things, what I call, ‘Right.’”

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-Science & Technology - WKMS
4:42 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

White-Nose Syndrome in Breckinridge Could Threaten Area Populations

Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus
Ryan von Linden New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Wildlife officials say the fatal fungus called white nose syndrome affecting bats across the U.S. has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. 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.

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