Invasive species project planned on Clay WMA

​​​Invasive species project planned on Clay WMA

​​A portion of Clay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Nicholas County will be closed to the public for on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 to facilitate an extensive habitat improvement project.

A 600-acre tract near Cassidy Creek Road will receive treatment for invasive plant species, primarily bush honeysuckle, that displace native flora and degrade wildlife habitat.​​

Project leaders are monitoring short- and long-range weather forecasts and will select a work date with favorable conditions to achieve optimal results on the property.​​

​​Kentucky Fish and Wildlife updates about work dates will be posted here and via our Twitter (@kyfishwildlife). Signs also will be posted and gates closed at all access points to the project location. Access to all other tracts of the 8,979-acre WMA will not be affected and will remain open for public use.


Invasive plants, which have established footholds in Kentucky’s fields and forests, can threaten the Commonwealth’s native plants and animals. Preventing new introductions, further spread and additional impacts of invasive species is critical. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife offers resources for landowners. Learn more at Nuisance Species Plans - Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife​​.