Recovery Plan for the Spring Creek Bladderpod in Tennessee Available
This species is extremely vulnerable because of its limited range and its specific habitat. The primary threat is the loss of habitat by conversion of land to uses other than cultivation of annual crops. In order for this annual plant to complete its life cycle, it is essential that the sites not be disturbed (plowed or disked) in the fall after the seeds have germinated, and that spring plowing and planting be delayed until the plants have matured in the spring. Because the cultivation of annual crops is becoming increasingly rare and the development pressures are very high in Wilson County, this species is at a high risk for extinction. All the occurrences, except for one, are located on private property.
Need a copy of the Plan? Call 931-528-6481, ext. 211, to request a copy, or send a written request to the address below:
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Questions regarding this plan should be addressed to Timothy Merritt at the Tennessee Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 446 Neal Street, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501; telephone 931/528-6481, Ext. 211; fax 931/528-7075; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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