Tina Tilley, Area Supervisor at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, has made a final decision on storm damage in the Birmingham Ferry and Cravens Bay areas. Storm damaged trees within 75 feet of existing roads and recreation infrastructure will be cut and left on the ground. No commercial logging will occur.
“This decision is based on relevant science and in collaboration with concerned citizens,” says Tilley. “We will be cutting damaged trees and laying them flat on the ground, improving safety for visitors who use the areas. Once areas within the 75 foot corridor are complete, firewood permits may be issued to interested members of the public.”
On July 6, 2016, a severe wind event impacted multiple locations in Lyon County, Kentucky on the northern end of Land Between the Lakes. Birmingham Ferry and Cravens Bay were most affected.
To read the official decision document, follow this link https://landbetweenthelakes.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DM_Birmingham_Ferry_FINAL-20161219.pdf.