Land Between the Lakes

Environment
6:57 am
Mon October 28, 2013

LBL to Close Some Wildlife Refuges for Winter

Credit LBL Forest Service

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing nine wildlife refuges for the winter starting next month.

The refuges include portions of Duncan Bay, Smith Bay, and Rushing Bay on Kentucky Lake; Fulton and Honker bays on Lake Barkley; and Long Creek Refuge at the back of Elbow Bay.

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Government
1:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

LBL to Reopen Friday after 2-Week Shutdown

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will re-open Friday afternoon, after a 16-day shutdown that closed the park and furloughed employees.

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Environment
6:39 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KY State Parks Prepare Early For Eagle Tours

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Kentucky Department of Parks is urging nature lovers to make plans now for prime eagle-watching early next year.

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Government
5:12 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Gov. Beshear Not Sure About Using State Funds to Reopen Fed Parks

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear needs more information to determine if funding the Commonwealth’s federal parks during the partial government shutdown is a feasible plan.

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Environment
9:45 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Autumn at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie

As we move into fall it’s a good time to hear about the environment of the Elk & Bison Prairie and what the animals are doing now. We visit with Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler for an update on the animals in the preserve. The 700-acre enclosure is home to elk, bison, and several other animals with free-roaming access. Visitors can enjoy the area on a 3.5-mile loop road, with interpretive spots along the way to learn more about their ecosystem. Click here for more about the Elk & Bison Prairie.

Government
3:41 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

LBL Starting 'Minimum Road Project'; Evaluating Future of 65 Miles of Roadway

Land Between the Lakes officials are working to whittle down some of the national recreation area’s more than 470 miles of roadway. LBL Area Supervisor Tina Tilley says the U.S Forest Service’s 'minimum road system' program started in 2010 to ensure sustainability of the road system.

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Society
4:28 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

A Conversation with new LBL Area Supervisor Tina Tilley

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Todd Hatton speaks with new LBL Area Supervisor Tina Tilley

Earlier this month, the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area welcomed its new area supervisor, Tina Tilley.  Tilley succeeds Bill Lisowsky, who retired at the end of 2012.  Todd Hatton paid

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Society
4:42 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Land Between the Lakes Welcomes New Supervisor

Former National Forest System Ranger Tina Tilley is Land Between the Lakes new Area Supervisor. Tilley replaces Bill Lisowsky who retired at the end of 2012.

Before coming to LBL, Tilley worked in the National Forest System as a district ranger in North Carolina. She has also worked as an information specialist at the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.

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Environment
4:58 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities this Summer at Land Between the Lakes

Chad Lampe speaks with Land Between the Lakes Association Volunteer Coordinator Emily Schmadeke about ways you can make a difference at LBL this summer, like volunteering for the Bobcat Island Cleanup or the Bugle Corp and how to adopt a trail. See more volunteer opportunities at the "Friends of LBL" website, or contact Emily at eschmadeke@friendsoflbl.org, or 270-924-2007.

Environment
7:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby

Earlier this month, over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the event, the Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes held their own, much slower race: the Kentucky Turtle Derby. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel covered the event and sat down with Naturalist Aviva Yasgur to learn about how turtles contribute to the region's ecosystem. This article features the full version of the interview.

Special thanks to Aaron's mom, Claire Fuller, for coordinating the interview and taking photos. If you are interested in getting involved in the WKMS Youth Radio Project, check out our page with more info, here.

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