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Photos of Appalachian LCC

All photos credit Stacy Shelton, USFWS

Dr. Paul Johnson, director of the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center, explains the methods used to propagate at-risk freshwater mussels.

The Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL. The center is working to restore fish and mollusk species.

Johnson displays the endangered Anthony's riversnail. Alabama has more federally listed snails than any other state. A total of 54 freshwater fish and mollusk species in Alabama are threatened or endangered.

The rough hornsnail, endemic to the Coosa River in Alabama, is a candidate for the federal endangered list.

Dr. Paul Johnson, director of the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center.

Two of the roughly 118 Mississippi sandhill cranes that live in and near the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.

A wetland savannah habitat on the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR.

Senior wildlife biologist Scott Hereford is a renowned expert on Mississippi sandhill cranes.

Tony Wilder is the fire management officer at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. Prescribed fire is a critical factor in maintaining and restoring the wetland savannahs.

Will Underood, stewardship coordinator at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

A satellite-driven tractor plants trees on Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program planted more than 800 acres of trees in January at Grand Cote and Lake Ophelia NWR.

Bradshaw Tree Co. workers drop the small trees into a cut made by the tractor.

Brett Wehrle, project leader for the Central Louisiana Refuges, with the Travelocity Roaming Gnome, next to a newly planted tree. Travelocity was one of the corporate sponsors for the tree planting.

Ducks take flight over a milo field at Grand Cote NWR.

Dr. Bill Uihlein, interim coordinator for the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks and the coordinator of the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture.

Ron Seiss, assistant chief, Wildlife Division of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

Jennifer --- good pic for the who put the video together explainer

Cypress forest near the Pearl River in Mississippi.


Last updated: March 8, 2010