the Division of Oil and Gas (DOG) had identified and overseen the plugging of 18 wells on a wildlife area that had been closed to the public.
Due to this, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will soon make available for public recreation more than 500 acres in the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
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.
Read more about this new video series made in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water’s Nonpoint Source and Basin Team highlights the value of restoring native vegetation along Kentucky’s waterways.