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Date: 09-20-2017

Conservation works. Just ask the black bears.

The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust has remote trail cameras along wildlife corridors near Blanton Forest on Pine Mountain – and one of those cameras captured video of a mama black bear and three frolicking cubs.

Black bears spotted at Pine MountainBlack bears spotted at Pine Mountain

One of the cubs sizes up a tree, before moving on to follow its mother.

Black bears are believed to have traveled through the forests of Pine Mountain on their return to Kentucky in recent years, after being gone from the state for much of the past century.

State, federal and nonprofit entities have been working to preserve Pine Mountain and Blanton Forest, Kentucky’s largest old-growth forest.

The land trust announced recently it had acquired three tracts of forestland totaling 651 acres along Pine Mountain in Bell County.

The tracts contain a diversity of unique habitats and add to the critically important conservation lands that are already a part of the Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor, trust officials said. Over the last year, nearly 4,000 acres of forests in Bell and Harlan counties have been added to the wildlands corridor through the work of KNLT and the support of many donors and partners.

“Thousands of acres have come together from Pineville to Harlan,” said Greg Abernathy, assistant director of the land trust.

That’s an important ecological buffer to the 3,500-acre Blanton Forest, and the work also ties into Kentucky’s connection to a planned Great Eastern Trail, America’s newest long-distance trail for hikers from Alabama to New York, he said.

These bears were in Harlan County. Abernathy said it has several trail cams on property it manages. They’ve captured images of coyotes, deer, bobcats, wild turkeys, elk and other critters.

By James Bruggers
The Courier-Journal

 

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will open the elk-viewing season with its Elk Night buffet Sept. 16 from 4-9 p.m.

The menu will include elk roast carved on the line, hunter’s elk chili, elk meatloaf, fried chicken, catfish with hush puppies, lyonnaise potatoes, shoe peg corn and other vegetables and desserts.

The buffet is held on the first day of elk viewing tours at Jenny Wiley that run through the fall and winter. Adults are $18.95 and children ages 6-12 are $8.95. Ages 5 and under are free. Drink not included.

Elk were re-introduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The department estimates there are more than 10,000 elk in Kentucky. Some of the best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is sponsoring elk tours at a cost of $30 per person or $15 per child, 12 and under. This fee includes transportation by van to the viewing sites and a continental breakfast. The elk-viewing tours will run through Dec. 2. The tours will resume in January.

The park also offers overnight tour packages that include lodging, dinner, and an elk tour with continental breakfast for $160 per couple. Guests should register for the trips. Special group and business tours are available.

Call 606-889-1790 for information and reservations. For a list of dates, visit: http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/appalachian-elk-viewing-tour/21209/

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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is located on 1,100-acre Dewey Lake. The park has a lodge and conference center as well as fishing, boating, marina, swimming, and other recreational opportunities. The park also has cottages, a campground and dining.

 

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