KY Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources Recognizes Wildlife Habitat Restoration Efforts

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently recognized landowners, businesses, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for wildlife habitat restoration efforts. Among landowners recognized include Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who converted a 160-acre cattle farm into a showpiece property managed for deer, rabbits, and quail in Kenton County. Tony Burnett received the Conservationist of the Year award for his work with the Southeast Kentucky Successional Habitat Initiative, which serves 24 counties in the region, including Floyd, Pike, Johnson, Martin, and Magoffin counties. Kentucky River Properties received the Kentucky Business Conservation Partner of the Year for their enrollment of over 80,000 acres in Harlan, Leslie, Knott and Perry counties  through Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Voucher Cooperator Program for elk hunting access.

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