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  • Three men help unload a 20ft tall pole from a flatbed truck.
    Information icon Staff members unload the new bat habitat poles. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery adds bat habitats

    July 18, 2018 | 1 minute read

    The next time you visit Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, you may notice some tall wood poles near the outdoor classroom and Hatchery Creek. In a joint effort with the Service’s field office in Frankfort, Kentucky, and Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek added two new habitats to attract bats. The artificial habitats consist of 20-foot wooden poles fitted with BrandenBark, an artificial bark designed to mimic a dead standing tree.  Learn more...

  • Hundreds of visitors line a stream with fishing poles
    Information icon Children and their families surround Hatchery Creek during the 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby. Photo of Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek hosts 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby

    July 18, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted its 32nd annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby in Jamestown, Kentucky on June 2. Each year, this event coincides with National Boating and Fishing Week and Free Fishing Weekend in Kentucky, offering residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Alexandria Bevans, age 5, proudly shows off her catches. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS Since the derby’s beginning in 1986, it has grown into one of the largest of its kind in the nation.  Learn more...

  • A fly fishing expert demonstrates how to cast a fly.
    Information icon Mark Lamberth teaches basic casting. Photo by USFWS.

    Saturday fly fishing at Hatchery Creek

    May 31, 2018 | 1 minute read

    An increased affection for fly fishing has grown with the popularity of the newly extended Hatchery Creek that flows from Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Last year, Moria Painter partnered with fly fishing experts throughout Kentucky to offer monthly fly fishing workshops on topics ranging from basic rigging and knots to fly tying. These workshops sparked an appetite for fly-fishing with newcomers to the sport from Kentucky and nearby states.  Learn more...

  • Two Service employees investigate a bag for illegal wildlife parts.
    Information icon Role-playing an inspection for illegal wildlife products. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

    Service’s Kentucky offices hold annual meeting

    May 31, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Employees from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in Kentucky met in Louisville, Kentucky, in February for their annual meeting that provides updates about projects throughout the Commonwealth. The meeting allows Kentucky offices an opportunity to highlight their successes from the previous year. The connections formed from the meeting produce year-long interaction and involvement among the offices. Represented at the meeting were the Kentucky Ecological Services Field Office, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and the Office of Law Enforcement, Port of Louisville.  Learn more...

  • A woman and child playfully splashing a puddle in the pouring rain
    Information icon Two race participants splashing in the puddles after the race. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosts Trout Trot 5K

    May 31, 2018 | 1 minute read

    More than 100 participants gathered at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery on April 14, to experience the third Annual Trout Trot 5K. Even in the rain, these dedicated runners had a great time. Participants came from as far as Florida to join in the hatchery run along picturesque Hatchery Creek. Participants comment that the race course is one of the best in Kentucky. Moria Painter attributes the continued success of this event to many race sponsors including, Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Russell County Health Coalition, Stantec, Ridgewater, Eco Grow, and Sweetlife Natural Food.  Learn more...

  • A half dozen large silver fish jumping out of the water to a height of six feet.
    Information icon School of jumping silver carp. Photo by Ryan Hagerty, USFWS.

    A war in the water

    March 19, 2018 | 8 minute read

    Eastport, Mississippi — This stretch of the Tennessee River is considered the most aquatically biodiverse in the nation, teeming with sportfish and at-risk snails and mussels. Locals boast that Pickwick Lake, where Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee come together, is “the smallmouth bass capital of the world.” Catfish and buffalo fill commercial angler’s nets. Marinas lining the reservoir’s roads attest to Pickwick’s huge economic impact. Yet the Tennessee River, and a way of life, is under siege.  Learn more...

  • Employee standing next to an information booth with a beaming smile.
    Information icon Ashley Buffington represents Wolf Creek at the 13th Annual Kentuckiana Fly Show. Photo by USFWS.

    Wolf Creek participates in 13th annual Kentuckiana Fly Show

    March 16, 2018 | 1 minute read

    On Jan. 27, 2018, I represented Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery at the 13th Annual Kentuckiana Fly Show in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Derby City Fly Fishers, a non-profit organization based in Louisville, hosts the Kentuckiana Fly Show each year, drawing about 400 members of the public. More than 40 exhibitors and vendors participated, including professional fly-fishing guides, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources were available to answer questions concerning regulations.  Learn more...

News

  • Hundreds of people surround a small stream with fishing poles
    Information icon Hundreds turned out for the 2017 Catch a Rainbow kids fishing derby. Photo by USFWS.

    Upcoming events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    May 18, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky – Lots of exciting things are happening at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! Ranger the Skunk’s First Birthday Party - Saturday, May 19 Our little stinker is turning one! Come on out at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 19 to help us celebrate. Grab a complimentary cupcake; create an animal track work-of-art; and watch Ranger play. Gifts and donations welcome, but certainly not required. Wish list items: gently used towels, World’s Best Kitty Litter, cat toys (no catnip please).  Read the full story...

  • A small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings
    Information icon Photo by Jeremy Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

    Cumberland darter draft recovery plan available for review

    April 2, 2018 | 3 minute read

    The Cumberland darter is a pencil-sized fish that lives in the Upper Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee. It is endangered and protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is releasing a draft recovery plan for the fish. The public is invited to submit comments concerning the draft recovery plan through June 4, 2018. The Cumberland darter lives in pools and shallow runs of streams with sand-covered river bottoms in that basin.  Read the full story...

  • Secretary Zinke announces more that $1.1 billion for sportsmen and conservation

    March 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Horicon, Wisconsin – Today U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. The Secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for $34,966,603 while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Download state-by-state listings of the final Fiscal Year 2018 apportionments of the Wildlife Restoration Program fund and the Sport Fish Restoration Program fund.  Read the full story...

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