Credit: Michael Floyd, USFWS
August 30, 2015
At a special event at Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky, federal and state officials celebrated two conservation milestones for the state. Following decades of collaboration between federal and state agencies and non-profit organizations, the Service proposed removing the white-haired goldenrod – a plant unique to eastern Kentucky – from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to recovery.
Also signifying the level of proactive conservation the ESA is inspiring in Kentucky, the Service signed a Candidate Conservation Agreement with the Forest Service on behalf of the Kentucky arrow darter, a small fish found in headwater streams of the Daniel Boone National Forest.