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Public health officials say an invasive tick has been detected in Tennessee.

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An invasive species that costs the federal government $1.5 billion each year is rooting and wrecking parts of Land Between the Lakes in west Kentucky.  Officials say feral hogs are a direct threat to the national recreation area’s most vital activities.

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An environmental nonprofit has removed more than an acre of invasive plant species near part of a creek in Tennessee's capital. 


An invasive species eating its way through the north and south east part of the Commonwealth could be stopped before reaching western counties. 

The Emerald Ash Borer first appeared in Kentucky in 2009 and has consumed plant life in 60 counties. 

LBL Officials Encourage Pisgah Bay Dialog

May 26, 2014

  The U.S. Forest Service is developing plans to advance upland oak and shortleaf pine forest structures by thinning trees on 4,469 acres and conducting multiple prescribed fires on 5,160 acres of the Pisgah Bay Project Area at Land Between the Lakes.