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People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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  The nonprofit group Friends of Land Between the Lakes is donating photos from their annual nature photography contest to the Murray State Biology building. Executive Director of Friends of Land Between the Lakes John Rufli said the donation symbolizes a long standing friendship between the university and Land Between the Lakes, but it also serves as a way to remind students about what the national recreation area has to offer.

Buffalo Trail prescribed burning in Nov. 2009. FS Staff, via landbetweenthelakes.us

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will conduct a prescribed burn in the Franklin Creek area this week.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says wildlife refuges are reopening next month.

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The Forest Service says it plans to conduct several prescribed burns this year at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

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The new Lake Barkley Bridge could have its arch in place on Valentine’s Day.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a release February 14 is the target date for placing the $20 million, 550-foot main span on the new structure. 

Kelly Best Bennett, Land Between the Lakes KY/TN, Flickr Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Warming temperatures could have an effect on eagles in western Kentucky. John Pollpeter is Lead Naturalist at the Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station. He said climate change is a factor in determining species population.

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  The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between the Lakes is commemorating the 155th anniversary of a Civil War battle in far western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee this weekend.

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Eagle viewing tours and cruises are being offered over the next couple of months at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Biologists have put tracking collars on each of the 24 elk recently released in West Virginia from Land Between the Lakes. 

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