Wildlife / Natural Resource Management
The Green River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Green River Lake lie in Taylor and Adair counties. The Corps administers the lands and water of Green River Lake in cooperation with several federal and state agencies and local governments. The Corps also owns the WMA and licenses it to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for wildlife management purposes.
What exactly is a Wildlife Management Area?
The Green River WMA is located about 10 miles south of Campbellsville, along the shoreline of Green River Lake. The WMA contains approximately 20,500 acres of relatively steep slopes with oak-hickory forests, flat bottomlands and ridgetops with mixed hardwood forests. There are cleared areas with agricultural crops, warm and cool season grass fields and "old-field succession" habitats.
Hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, educational programs and photography are just a few of the many activities available at Green River WMA. Several cooperative projects are also ongoing with Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation and local farmers.
Wildlife Management Area objectives:
- To manage wildlife lands toward the creation, enhancement and sustainability of permanent wildlife habitats and populations
- To manage lands for the preservation and enhancement of public outdoor recreational opportunities
- To restore wildlife species to their natural habitats
- To provide opportunities for fish and wildlife education
- To provide demonstrations of proven wildlife management practices
For more information on how the Corps is partnering with other agencies to provide quality natural resource management around Green River Lake, feel free to give the office a call at (270) 465-4463.