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  • Jundges pose for a photo with the winning art.
    Information icon 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 staff assist with Junior Duck Stamp Art contest judging in Kentucky

    July 20, 2017 | 2 minute read

    After 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...

  • Wolf Creek continues mussel culture

    July 19, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Wolf 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...

  • Dozens of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Stocking Hatchery Creek. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery prepare fishing events

    May 3, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The Friends of Wolf Creek NFH are ramping up to prepare for another successful year of fishing events. Each year, Wolf Creek NFH hosts five fishing events for various constituents including children, wounded veterans, senior citizens, and local children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Each event provides a day of fishing and outdoor fun, including complimentary lunch. Approximately 4,500 individuals enjoy these events. With the total cost of combined fishing events topping $46,000 dollars each year, Friends of Wolf Creek NFH relies heavily on sponsors and donations to keep the events free.  Learn more...

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

    Kentucky annual meeting includes dam breach visit

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute read

    U.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...

  • A male and female volunteer work on a trail with shovels.
    Information icon Volunteers John Adams and Julia Hoss begin trail reroute on the nature trail. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek volunteers make lasting improvements

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Volunteers 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...


  • A senior smiles as she holds a fishing rod in Hatchery Creek.
    Information icon A participant at the 2017 Catch a Smile senior fishing derby. Photo by USFWS.

    2019 Catch a smile senior fishing derby

    September 24, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description Come out and join us for a fun day of trout fishing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! The 12th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby is a free fishing event for those 62 years and older. The event includes complimentary lunch and door prize drawing! Location Hatchery Creek at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Registration Registration will take place the day of the event at 8:00am CST.  Learn more...

  • A few dozen male veterans showing off their catch.
    Information icon Participants from the 2018 Wounded Warriors fishing derby. Photo USFWS.

    2019 Wounded Warriors fishing derby

    September 11, 2019 06:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Veterans who have suffered injuries related to their service are invited to the 8th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event! Lunch provided. Fishing licenses and trout stamps required. State fishing regulations apply. Download the registration form. 6:00am - 10:30am CST Striper fishing on Lake Cumberland (equipment provided) 12:00pm 3:00pm CST Trout fishing on Hatchery Creek or the Cumberland (bring your own gear) Registration Must pre-register by August 23rd. Submit registration form via email or postal mail to address listed below.  Learn more...


  • A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.
    Wolf Creek NFH staff member Chris Murphy is shown filling buckets with trout. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    April happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    March 24, 2016 | 3 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky – Break out your running shoes for the exciting events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in April. Wolf Creek is happy to announce that the new catch and release section of Hatchery Creek will be open to the public on April 29th; we will be commemorating the historic milestone with a Trout Trot 5k on Saturday, April 30th . April 12 – Friends of Wolf Creek NFH monthly meeting, 1-2 pm CDT at the Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission.  Read the full story...

  • A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.
    Wolf Creek NFH staff member Chris Murphy is shown filling buckets with trout. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    March happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    February 23, 2016 | 3 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky – Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is the place to be in March with a multitude of environmental education activities to participate in. Most of the events are located at the Wolf Creek NFH Visitor Center. Thursday, March 3rd, 4:30 – 6 pm CST – Join us in the Environmental Education Classroom for a Shiitake Mushroom Log workshop. The cost of this event is $10/log, checks can be made payable to Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc.  Read the full story...

  • Trees bank either side of a sandy shore on the flat water at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
    Lake Cumberland. Photo by Laurie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Fish and Wildlife Service completes biological opinion and the Corps approves plan to raise Lake Cumberland water level

    March 25, 2014 | 3 minute read

    Nashville, Tennessee – Working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the past few months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday finalized the Biological Opinion that clears the way for the Corps to resume normal operations at Lake Cumberland immediately. With formal consultation complete, today Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham, commanding general, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, made the decision to allow Lake Cumberland to rise to a target elevation of 723 feet this summer, which is the normal elevation at the beginning of the recreation season.  Read the full story...

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