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Recycle Christmas Trees To Benefit Wildlife

The presents are gone and the ornaments are up, but what should you do with that live Christmas tree? As opposed to sending it to a landfill, Van Buren County Ag Extension Director Chris Binkley said the tree can has many more environmentally conscious uses. “They make some awesome wildlife habitats and some fishery habitats,” Binkley said. “And even at ... Read More »

Windle Says Skinner Mountain Preservation Keeps The UC Way Of Life

State Representative John Mark Windle said forest preservation at Skinner Mountain ensures the things local residents enjoy will stay intact. This Wednesday, some 11,000 acres were permanently protected along the Overton and Fentress County line. Windle said more than ever, Ohio and Kentucky residents want to develop recreation homes in the area. “Our plateau has more species of flora and ... Read More »

Livingston Airport Half Way Through 6 Mile Fencing Project

The Livingston Municipal Airport is working towards improving its fencing to protect its runway from wildlife. Airport Chairman Jason Duke said a wildlife study showed that the last fence line was a safety hazard. “A recent wildlife survey found we needed to do an eight foot high fence. Of course, with barbed wire across the top made to keep deer ... Read More »

Bears On The Move In The UC

Spring is a time for wildlife to be on the move and that includes bears. Black bears move around this time of year to find and establish territory. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Communications Coordinator Mimi Barnes said the bears also looking for food. “Our bears don’t always go into that deep hibernation that we see on TV,” Barnes said. “It ... Read More »