Land Between the Lakes Ten Year Monitoring and Evaluation Report

Land Between the Lakes Ten Year Monitoring and Evaluation Report

It’s been eleven fiscal years since developing the Land Between the Lakes Area Plan. Our specialist have completed a ten year evaluation report assessing our progress. The report indicates strengths and weaknesses of Area Plan implementation. Now we need to hear from you. Your feedback on this report will help shape collaboration in the near future. Specifically, we want to know: Whether the report captures Area Plan implementation since December 2004 How to use the results in the report to improve collaboration on management of Land Between the Lakes You can read the ten year report by clicking on this…
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Millstone Rescue at Empire Farm

Millstone Rescue at Empire Farm

With lake levels for Lake Barkley at winter pool, artifacts and features of a by-gone era will sometimes be visible. Recently, a concerned member of the public reported to Land Between the Lakes Area Supervisor, Tina Tilley, he had seen a millstone along the lake shore near Empire Farm. He was concerned that someone might try to steal this piece of history. The Heritage department sent a crew to investigate and found it easily with detailed directions provided by the concerned citizen. What they found was a millstone, about 3 feet in diameter and about 6-8 inches thick located along the edge of…
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Golden Pond Interpretive Overlook Dedication

Golden Pond Interpretive Overlook Dedication

About Golden Pond, Kentucky Long after the people of Golden Pond were displaced by the creation of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, former residents of Golden Pond continued to gather and remember at the location where their town had once been. While the buildings were gone, the large flower garden that lay at the center of town and concrete mounting blocks still existed in place, acting as visual cues, orienting visitors to the layout of the former town. However, when the new four-lane version of Highway 68/80 was constructed, even those last remains of Golden Pond were removed,…
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Birmingham Ferry Decision

Birmingham Ferry Decision

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…
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Best 2017 Eclipse Viewing Areas

Best 2017 Eclipse Viewing Areas

View the 2017 total solar eclipse from your favorite spot in Land Between the Lakes!  RECREATION SITE STATE/ COUNTY SUN VISIBLE Y/N BEST VIEW  AT SITE NEAREST  TOILET NEAREST DRINKING  WATER PARKING Kentucky Lake Drive Kentucky/Lyon Yes Visible from any of the vistas Nickell Branch or North Welcome .5 mile North Welcome Station About 7 vehicles per designated pull off North Welcome Kentucky/Lyon Yes Best in the parking lot or the picnic area On site On site 50 slots and 20 bus parking slots Nickell Branch Kentucky/Lyon Yes Large field at entrance, ramp parking lot, and the shoreline On site…
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Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Update 8/10/2017 Are you planning to view the total solar eclipse from Land Between the Lakes? If so, read more about how you can come prepared to have a safe and enjoyable viewing experience. https://landbetweenthelakes.us/great-american-eclipse-2017-questions-answers/ Update 7/28/2017 We have updated the best viewing locations list across Land Between the Lakes. The chart now shows where the closest drinking water is to the viewing location. Check it out! https://landbetweenthelakes.us/best-2017-eclipse-viewing-areas/ Update 7/25/2017 The Elk & Bison Prairie will open at 3pm on eclipse day. Here's why... https://landbetweenthelakes.us/expected-crowds-delay-opening-elk-bison-prairie-eclipse-day/ Update 7/21/2017 Learn what to expect for the total solar eclipse on August 21! https://landbetweenthelakes.us/total-solar-eclipse-august-21-2017/…
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Elk go to West Virginia

Elk go to West Virginia

Update 3/5/2017 By Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area I recently received a quick update from West Virginia’s elk manager regarding the status of elk Land Between the Lakes provided to West Virginia for release into the wild. It seems that most of them are doing OK up there in the coal hills, though 2 have died, the rest seem mostly healthy and content. The herd has stayed mostly on the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area so far, which is very good! They have stayed primarily within a 2.5 mile circle and have not entered…
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Sustainable Recreation Arrives

Sustainable Recreation Arrives

Dear Friends, Over these past four years we have been adjusting and adapting our programs and services in order to balance our budget as it “down sized.”  We’re in better shape than other Forest Service units because of our prioritizing strategies we worked on together in our 2012 Budget Reduction Open Houses. Today we want to include you in our part of the region-wide effort to achieve sustainable recreation. Sustainable Recreation = Recreation that Lasts Our regional facilities budget has decreased by more than half and our recreation operations budget has gone down by 12 percent since 2012. We are…
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Update on Fox Hollow Scoping Letter

Update on Fox Hollow Scoping Letter

Dear Interested Party, We received some questions about the scoping letter for Fox Hollow Project dated August 22, 2016. Many of you expected more detail to be provided. We will provide more information as it becomes available.  As part of the collaboration case study on Fox Hollow we want to involve you earlier in the process so we can consider your ideas and concerns before the project is firmly defined. Therefore, we do not have all the detail you are used to seeing at the scoping phase of a project. We posted the information we do know about Fox Hollow…
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