Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruits at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 6.

The department plans to fill 25 positions statewide.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields.

Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky’s Heritage Land Conservation Fund lacks the money to take on any new projects and the chairman of its board is appealing to state lawmakers for ideas on how to generate additional revenue for the program.

Dr. Richard Kessler told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment last week that the Fund maintains 125 sites in 67 counties. He says those areas are used for hunting, environmental education, hiking and wildlife viewing.        

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Louisiana are being included in a federal program intended to help persistently poor rural communities. The secretary made the announcement on Friday (January 17) at the Pine Mountain State Resort Park.

Vilsack says the so-called StrikeForce initiative will enable 73 Kentucky counties to take advantage of USDA programs involving conservation, food assistance and home and business loans.