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  • A group of almost two dozen women and children show off the jewelry they made.
    Information icon The class shows their nature-inspired jewelry items. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Leaves and stones transformed

    October 11, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is hosting four nature-inspired craft workshops in 2018. Each participant took home at least four gift quality jewelry items.  Learn more...

  • Dozens of children line up with bows and arrows preparing to shoot at targets down range.
    Information icon More than 300 kids learned the basics of archery. Photo by USFWS.

    The longest day of play

    July 18, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Kids love to have fun outside in the summer but sometimes the lure of electronics is more appealing. The Longest Day of Play event at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is designed to spark the imagination of the participants and give them hands-on games and activities to do at home. This event, co-sponsored by the local Russell County Health Coalition and its partners, attracted more than 325 participants from the local community, three summer school groups, and a nursing home summer day camp.  Learn more...

  • 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...

Faq

  • A small black bird flies over a lush green marsh
    Information icon Eastern black rail in flight – Texas, April 2016. Photo © Jesse Huth, used with permission, Huth Avian Services.

    Proposed listing for the eastern black rail

    October 5, 2018 | 12 minute read

    What action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird native to the United States, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Partially migratory, the eastern black rail is known in as many as 36 states, plus multiple territories and countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. It is one of four subspecies of black rail, which live in salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes.  Learn more...

News

  • A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses.
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo © Tom Johnson, used with permission, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    Service proposes to list the eastern black rail as threatened under the Endangered Species Act

    October 5, 2018 | 5 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are working to protect a small, secretive marsh bird that is in steep decline. Some populations of the eastern black rail along the Atlantic coast have dropped by as much as 90 percent, and with a relatively small total population remaining across the eastern United States, the Service is proposing to list the subspecies as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Read the full story...

  • Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges

    September 7, 2018 | 6 minute read

    Washington, DC — Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will open more than 251,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. This will now bring the number of units where the public may hunt to 377, and the number where fishing is permitted to 312.  Read the full story...

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