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  • A family looks at a diarama with USFWS staff.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Earth Day all weekend

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky celebrated Earth Day in a big way this year, with not one but two events. This spring, Wolf Creek hosted an Earth Day event by partnering with many state and local agencies including The Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Lindsey Wilson College, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Division of Water, and the Russell County Library. About 300 visitors participated in the event. Learn more...

    Exploring wetland science. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • A young boy jumping across a grassy field like a frog.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Longest Day of Play

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute readKentucky’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud of its long-standing tradition of collaborating with the local Russell County Health Coalition to promote healthy lifestyles in the community. Each June, we join our partners in celebrating the Longest Day of Play, a day set aside to celebrate the longest day of the year. The goal is to encourage physical, outdoor activity among children and families in the community. The event provides a great opportunity for community members to volunteer, play, and learn. Learn more...

    Leaping like a frog. Photo Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Jundges pose for a photo with the winning art.

    Wolf Creek staff assist with Junior Duck Stamp Art contest judging in Kentucky

    July 20, 2017 | 2 minute readAfter studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat through this educational program, students may express their knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching an eligible North American waterfowl species and submitting it to the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for a chance to be selected as the next Junior Duck Stamp. Learn more...

    Judges panel shows off the Best of Show from the competition. L to R: Sue Brunderman, Martina Hines, John Brunjes, Michael Pendley, and Nate Beckman. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

  • Wolf Creek continues mussel culture

    July 19, 2017 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery staff decided to expand this year when it came to culturing freshwater mussels in suspended cages in Lake Cumberland in Russell County, Kentucky. Learn more...

  • A large group of employees pose for a photo on the banks of the Green River.

    Kentucky annual meeting includes dam breach visit

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute readU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees stationed in Kentucky met for the annual All Employee Meeting on February 22, at Mammoth Cave National Park in Cave City, Kentucky. Originally, this meeting was to be hosted at the Ecological Services office in Frankfort. Instead, the Ecological Services staff hosted the meeting at a more centralized location. Representatives from the Ecological Services office, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, law enforcement, and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery provided updates for each field station and reported new employees and recent retirements. Learn more...

    Employees stationed in Kentucky gather at the site of the lock and dam number 6 on the Green River near Mammoth Cave National Park. Photo by Robert Herndon, USFWS.

  • A male and female volunteer work on a trail with shovels.

    Wolf Creek volunteers make lasting improvements

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute readVolunteers play a vital part in the daily operations at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. They staff the visitor contact station with coverage 364 days a year and help with daily fish production needs. A rare opportunity occasionally presents itself when volunteers with exceptional skills arrive. This winter, Wolf Creek was fortunate to have John Adams and Julia Hoss join the team for a trail reroute project. They brought a wealth of trail building knowledge and experience to the hatchery, having both worked several seasons at the national Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Learn more...

    Volunteers John Adams and Julia Hoss begin trail reroute on the nature trail. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Heavy machinery begins pounding away at a concrete dam.

    Dam going, nature returning

    March 28, 2017 | 4 minute readOn Tuesday, March 28, a large yellow machine with a pile driver affixed to its arm clanked onto the concrete shoulder of lock and dam No. 6 on the Green River. Its operator lifted the driver, a slender length of steel ending in a point. He aimed it at a spot where workers had toiled to build a wall a century earlier. Learn more...

    Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.

News

  • A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.

    Fish and Wildlife Service directs money to Southeast to fight bat disease

    July 17, 2017 | 3 minute readSoutheastern states from North Carolina to Mississippi will receive nearly $300,000 to study and fight a fatal disease sweeping bat colonies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced Monday. The Service is disbursing $289,236 to 10 southeastern states to research and battle white-nose syndrome (WNS), an affliction that has decimated bats across about two-thirds of the United States. The allocation represents nearly a third of just over $1 million distributed across 37 states where the disease has turned up, the Service said. Read the full story...

    A tri-color bat in the Avery County with white-nose syndrome. Photo by Gabrielle Graeter, NCWRC.

  • A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river.

    Interior Secretary Zinke announces $1.1 billion in funding for state wildlife agencies; more than $243 million to Southeast U.S.

    June 14, 2017 | 2 minute readU.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The 10 states in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Region will receive a total of more than $243 million. “For nearly eight decades, the nation’s hunters and anglers have generated billions of dollars to protect wildlife and habitat simply by purchasing items that help them engage in the outdoor activities they enjoy,” Zinke said. Read the full story...

    Fishing the Green River. Photo by Katie Theule.

  • A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower.

    In a race against extinction, rusty patched bumble bee is listed as endangered

    January 10, 2017 | 4 minute readJust 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen. But the species, now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction, has become the first-ever bumble bee in the United States – and the first bee of any kind in the contiguous 48 states – to be declared endangered. Read the full story...

    Rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis). Photo by Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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