Citizen scientists discovered that acid mine drainage is causing a creek in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest to flow a bright orange, and they spurred state regulators to issue citations to the mine operators. But mining company Revelation Energy is in bankruptcy, which leaves big questions about who will clean up the mess — and when.
The Auxier Ridge Trail and nearby trails in Daniel Boone National Forest’s Red River Gorge offer stunning hiking, while the Little Shepherd Trail provides a beautiful drive along Pine Mountain and Kentenia State Forest.
The Daniel Boone National Forest today is the result of decades of decisions and actions — some controversial — by forest staff, government officials, environmental groups and volunteers.
A summary of where each national forest in Central and Southern Appalachia is in the forest planning process.
This fall, more than 7,000 juvenile mussels were released into the Powell River, the largest number of endangered mussels planted in the history of the river’s restoration project. The release was coordinated through a partnership between Virginia Tech, Lincoln Memorial…