ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 





























 
Major Fish Habitat Restoration Project on Barren River Lake

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Frankfort, KY - Extensive fish-attracting habitat was recently placed in the Peter Creek arm of Barren River Lake this past week, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, public volunteers and other agency partners.

Crews placed trees, wooden pallets with tree branches attached, large artificial trees constructed to withstand weathering and rot and commercially made fish habitat in Barren River Lake.

"This is part of our ongoing effort to restore fish habitat in our larger reservoirs," said Ron Brooks, director of Fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. "This is the first year of a three-year large-scale habitat restoration project on Barren River Lake."


A committee formed from user groups picked the depths and the areas for the placement of the fish habitat.

"This project gives us a chance to allow the public to be part of the resource improvement effort," Brooks said. "They get to be part of the solution and have a sense of ownership as well."

Brooks said fish habitat restoration is a major priority for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. "I consider this really important in Kentucky," he said. "As our reservoirs age, they lose fish habitat. That is why I really like fish habitat restoration. We can see the benefits. It is amazing how fast fish populate those habitat structures after we put them in the lake."

Brooks would also like to commend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its help in the Barren River Lake fish habitat restoration.

"They are a big partner in this effort," Brooks said. "We could not do this without their help."


This story was posted on 2019-06-24 12:39:39
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.



Habitat Barge helps restore fish habitat at Barren



2019-06-24 - Barren County, KY - Photo courtesy Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Crews placed trees, wooden pallets with tree branches attached, large artificial trees constructed to withstand weathering and rot and commercially made fish habitat in Barren River Lake this past week from the "Habitat Barge."


Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 




























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.

 

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.