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Land Between the Lakes Advisory Board to Meet March 2

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – February 16, 2017 – The next meeting for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s Advisory Board is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, at the Land Between the Lakes Administrative Office, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky. This meeting will begin at 9am CST. Topics of discussion include sustainable recreation and continued collaboration…

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Prescribed Burns Planned for February at Land Between the Lakes

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – February 14, 2017 – The Forest Service anticipates conducting several prescribed burns within administrative sites at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area beginning in February 2017. “Approximately 940 acres are included in the planned prescribed burns,” says Todd Lerke, Fire Management Specialist at Land Between the Lakes. “Prescribed fire is weather dependent. We…

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Golden Pond Planetarium Dome Renovation Project

Update…2/22/17 Progress! We are many steps closer to creating a better experience in our Golden Pond Planetarium. Read more about the dome restoration… Once the painter arrived, many days were spent trying to drill out as many of the paint-plugged holes as possible before painting the new color. Once two coats of the new grey color have been applied to…

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Land Between the Lakes 2017 Season Opening

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – February 8, 2017 – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area begins its 2017 season Wednesday, March 1, when Energy Lake, Hillman Ferry, and Piney campgrounds, along with Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Farm, and North and South Welcome stations open. Check the Calendar of Events at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/ for a variety of fun programs…

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Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline Reminder

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – February 8, 2017 – The deadline for Turkey Quota Hunt applications at Land Between the Lakes is February 28. Hunters may apply online, 24/7, at lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone until 4pm February 28. If applying by phone, call 270-924-2065, 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Application fees are $5 online and $7 by phone. Two adult quota hunts and a youth quota hunt, in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes, require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates. Kentucky and Tennessee Quota Hunts:  April 8-9, Youth hunt Kentucky: For hunters under age 16 Tennessee: For hunters 6-16 years old April 11-12, Adult hunt April 15-16, Adult hunt Hunting provides unique recreational opportunities within the region and helps maintain healthy wildlife populations.…

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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 link: https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/FY15_ME_FINAL_20160923.pdf If you would like to read previous Monitoring and Evaluation reports, visit: https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/stewardship/land-resource-management/planning/ Please submit comments by March 30, 2017.   Submit comments by: Email to comments-southern-land-between-lakes@fs.fed.us Postal…

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Land Between the Lakes Commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry

  LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – January 17, 2017 – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between the Lakes remembers the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry with a program and walk on Saturday, February 4. Registration and full deposit for the day is required:  $5/adults and $3/children. Call 270-924-2020 to make your reservation. Join invited historian, Susan “Ski” Witzofsky, at 1:30pm inside the Homeplace Theater, as she sets the stage for war “Between the Rivers.” In February of 1862, Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry as federal forces moved up the Tennessee River. The program will cover Fort Henry’s construction, battle, and legacy 155 years later. Individuals can relive the siege with a guided walk at 3pm along the Fort Henry Trail…

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Turkey Quota Hunt Applications Available February 1-28

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – January 17, 2017 – Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be available February 1-28. Hunters may apply online at https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone at 270-924-2065. Application fees are $5 online and $7 by phone. Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates. Kentucky and Tennessee Quota Hunts: April 8-9, Youth hunt Kentucky: For hunters under age 16 Tennessee: For hunters 6-16 years old April 11-12, Adult hunt April 15-16, Adult hunt Hunting provides unique recreational opportunities within the region and helps maintain healthy wildlife populations. Applicants can check the quota hunt website, https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/, at the end of March to see…

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