Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

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Partners: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Southeast Region


The endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel is now being reared in a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission hatchery, with the expectation that the captively-reared animals will help a small population in the Cheoah River reach its full potential.

Last updated: October 19, 2012