An all-women crew within the Kentucky Division of Forestry is the last line of defense for the state’s hemlocks against an invasive insect decimating populations across the U.S.
Hemlock, beech and several species of oak make up the more than 2,300 acres of old-growth forest in Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve. It’s one of the largest old-growth tracts in the United States and the largest in Kentucky.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) drone team is soaring to new heights, finding new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) seemingly each month. Made up of pilots from the divisions of waste management, water and abandoned mine lands, the team recently showcased their drones at a showing for fellow #TeamEEC members.