Land Between the Lakes

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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.

Autumn at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie

Sep 5, 2013

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

From Press Release: Land Between The Lakes (LBL) received excessive rainfall throughout the day Saturday leading to extremely saturated soil conditions that caused the temporary closure of Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, as of April 29th, until further notice. Turkey Bay management will re-evaluate trail conditions as the weather improves. 

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Volunteers are needed for Land Between The Lakes annual spring cleanup April 13. Volunteers will spruce up the Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area trails plant trees, pick up litter and performing trail maintenance.

Land Between the Lakes: New Season, Fee Changes

Feb 25, 2013
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In December, we reported that Land Between the Lakes will have to cut $1 million from their annual operating budget, following across-the-board budget reduction for all national parks. On Sounds Good, Land Between the Lakes' Denise Schmittou outlines the new season and a few fee changes due to the budget review.

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