United States Forest Service

Environment
8:23 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

USFS Regional Forester Visits LBL, Talks Pisgah 'Pause'

Credit landbetweenthelakes.us

  The United States Forest Service’s southern region forester stopped by Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Tuesday, where he said the forest service’s controversial Pisgah Bay Project has been temporarily shelved - not fully scrapped.

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Environment
2:22 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Nature Conservancy Group To Make $13.4 Million Land Purchase In Crittenden County

Credit LBL Forest Service

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.

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. 

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