Soldiers From Fort Campbell Assist in Clean-up at Cleo Griffin House

Soldiers From Fort Campbell Assist in Clean-up at Cleo Griffin House

Soldiers from Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion came out to the Land Between the Lakes for a very special mission. They helped the Heritage program begin a project to safeguard and preserve the house formerly occupied by Cleo Sanford Griffin. Griffin was a veteran of World War II and, according to locals, may have suffered from PTSD. He was in the Battle of Monte Cassino which began in January 1944 and didn’t end until May of that year. Allied casualties were in excess of 55,000. So it would be understandable if Griffin did, indeed, suffer PTSD as a result.…
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What land management practices do you anticipate suspending in light of public concerns? Pisgah Project? How long will these practices be suspended?

What land management practices do you anticipate suspending in light of public concerns? Pisgah Project? How long will these practices be suspended?

What land management practices do you anticipate suspending in light of public concerns? Pisgah Project? How long will these practices be suspended? The Pisgah Bay project has been cancelled as proposed. The Forest Service will be moving forward with public involvement on some of the infrastructure related projects within the proposal. Some of the projects being considered include: Replacing culverts, while improving conditions on approximately 31.7 miles of Forest Service roads; Rerouting of approximately 2.7 miles of the North/South Trail to stop degradation of the landscape; and Incorporating road access to a backcountry campsite area. Currently there are two timber…
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Working Together-Kuttawa Landing

Working Together-Kuttawa Landing

  What happens when organizations decide to work together to make the world better? Check out Kuttawa Landing on our north end to find out. (General Map) When members of the Land Between The Lakes Sportsman’s Club attended our public budget reduction meetings back in 2012, they asked us if they could help. Eventually, the club decided to adopt Kuttawa Landing. Since then, members have installed several picnic tables. They also maintain the area by mowing and cleaning up the trash. We continue to work together on possible future improvements to the landing. Because of volunteers from LBL Sportsman’s Club,…
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Osprey Family Finds a New Home

Osprey Family Finds a New Home

When Daniel Hagan of Boy Scout Troop #422 constructed and put up a nesting platform for osprey in Land Between The Lakes for his Eagle Scout Project in the spring of 2011, he had high hopes. He hoped that a pair of these magnificent fish-eating hawks would adopt his platform and use it as a safe place to build their nest and raise their young. He hoped that his platform would give visitors to Land Between The Lakes great views of nesting osprey, since he installed it in an easily viewable area near the Woodlands Nature Station. One year went…
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Volunteering – All in a Day’s Work

Volunteering – All in a Day’s Work

Submitted by Brian Truskey, Communications apprentice at Land Between The Lakes How important are volunteers at Land Between The Lakes? While driving on the north end of Land Between The Lakes, volunteer Richard Marlar noticed a vehicle stuck in a ditch. The man inside the vehicle had been trapped there overnight, without his medication. Richard recognized the danger, called law enforcement, and stayed with the man until help arrived. Without his aid, the man may have been stuck there even longer. “Volunteers like Richard give so much to Land Between The Lakes, and ask nothing in return,” says Gary Hawkins,…
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A Day in the Life…Elk & Bison Prairie

A Day in the Life…Elk & Bison Prairie

Submitted by Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at Land Between The Lakes This is one day in the life of the critters who call the Elk & Bison Prairie home at Land Between The Lakes. They are becoming more active now that the weather is cooling off. Our Bugle Corps members volunteer to help watch the herds and make sure all is well. Ray Stainfield, a long time Bugle Corps member, has a knack for getting some great shots. Thanks Ray! For more information about Volunteering at Land Between The Lakes, visit www.friendsoflbl.org or call 270-924-2007. Last Thursday this group of…
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