Conservation in Kentucky

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower.Jan 10, 2017

          In a Race Against Extinction, Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is Listed as Endangered

        2. A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam.Oct 6, 2016

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for Seven Southeastern Species

        3. A small, brightly colored orange and blue fish in an aquarium.Oct 4, 2016

          Service Finalizes Listing for Kentucky Arrow Darter

        4. A close up photo of a semi translucent gray-silver crayfish walking on rocky substrate.Sep 20, 2016

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for Four Southeastern Animals

        5. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 13, 2016

          Southeastern Orchid Placed on Federal Threatened and Endangered Species List

        6. A lobster-shaped crayfish held by a biologistApr 6, 2016

          Endangered Species Act Protections Finalized for Two Appalachian Crayfishes in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia

        7. A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.Mar 24, 2016

          April Happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

        8. A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.Mar 8, 2016

          Bald Eagle Killed in Grand Rivers, Kentucky $2,500 Reward Offered for Information Leading to a Conviction

        9. Green leafy vegetation emerging from a crevasse in a rock face.Feb 25, 2016

          Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens the Comment Period on the Proposed Rule to Delist the White Haired Goldenrod

        10. A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.Feb 23, 2016

          March Happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

        11. A lobster-shaped and colored crayfish with tinges of rust and blue.Dec 14, 2015

          Crayfish survey reports available for public review

        12. Illustration of an eel transitioning from dark green on it's top to a white belly with a long dorsal fin.Oct 7, 2015

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for 10 Species in the Southeast

        13. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves.Sep 17, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks More Information on Five Species

        14. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 14, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Adding White Fringeless Orchid to Threatened and Endangered Species List

        15. Green leafy vegetation with bright yellow flowers climbs a rock face.Aug 31, 2015

          Agencies Conserve Imperiled Species in Eastern Kentucky; Propose delisting for one plant, and positive steps for a darter

        16. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.Jul 1, 2015

          Service Awards Grants to 35 States, District of Columbia for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

        17. A dark colored salamander with white spots on it's stomach and sides.Jun 30, 2015

          Federal Wildlife Officials Respond to a Petition to List Dozens of Species under the Endangered Species Act

        18. black and white photograph of a man posing with a mounted eastern cougar.Jun 16, 2015

          Extinct eastern cougar subspecies proposed for removal from endangered species list

        19. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest.Jun 5, 2015

          Service Southeast Region Formally Ends the Evaluation Process for the Possible Use of Genetically Modified Crops on National Wildlife Refuges

        20. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.May 13, 2015

          Service Awards More Than $16 Million to Support Clean Waters and Recreational Boating Through Clean Vessel Act Grants

        21. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Apr 29, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Two Freshwater Mussels in 12 States

        22. A lobster shaped and colored crayfish in an aquarium.Apr 6, 2015

          Endangered Species Act Protections Proposed for Two Appalachian Crayfishes in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia

        23. Two whooping cranes follow a large fan powered glider in front of a gray sky.Dec 11, 2014

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Complete Fall Migration to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida

        24. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 9, 2014

          Seven Whooping Cranes Fly into Georgia Following Ultralight Aircraft

        25. Seven young white whooping cranes with beige heads and feathers rest in a protective net pen.Nov 14, 2014

          Whooping Cranes Arrive in Tennessee

        26. A strange looking salamander with horns.Sep 22, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species

        27. A long stemmed plant with bright yellow flowers.May 28, 2014

          Service Estimates Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designations for Three Southern Plants

        28. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 13, 2014

          Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

        29. A close up photograph of a tiny lobster-like crayfish with dark claws and armor.May 13, 2014

          State and Federal Agencies Work to Ensure Endangered Species Act Protections are Not Needed

        30. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 6, 2014

          Public Comment to be Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for Two Federally Protected Mussel Species

        31. A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.May 5, 2014

          Service Lists Kentucky Glade cress and Designates Critical Habitat

        32. Trees bank either side of a sandy shore on the flat water at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.Mar 25, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service completes Biological Opinion and the Corps approves plan to raise Lake Cumberland water level

        33. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Jan 7, 2014

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on Aircraft-guided Flight

        34. A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.Jan 6, 2014

          Service Considers Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designation for Kentucky Gladecress

        35. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 31, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Make it to Florida Following Ultralights

        36. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 30, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Georgia on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        37. Two white tundra swans with black webbed feet approach a lake surrounded by phragmites.Dec 17, 2013

          Wildlife Officers Seek Information on Tundra Swan Killings

        38. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 12, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Alabama on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        39. A small yellow breasted bird with grey feathers.Nov 14, 2013

          Service Approves Incidental Take Permit for NiSource Multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan

        40. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.May 8, 2013

          Service Estimates Economic Impacts and Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Critical Habitat Designation for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

        41. Biologists check a seine for chucky madtom fishes.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Identifies Habitat Essential to Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes

        42. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act

        43. A brown and black striated mussel.Oct 3, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

        44. Jul 25, 2012

          West Virginia fish May become protected under Endangered Species Act

        45. A tiny turtle with orange patches on the side of its throat crawls through the grassJul 12, 2011

          Service Announces Multi-state, Multi-species Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement

        46. A brown and black mussel with striations.Jan 19, 2011

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels

        47. Four young whooping cranes with bands on their legs rest in a net enclosure.Dec 17, 2010

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Alabama

        48. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Oct 22, 2009

          Ninth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

        49. A prehistoric looking brown fish in a hand with a shovel shaped face.Sep 22, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for the Shovelnose Sturgeon

        50. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.Jun 9, 2009

          Secretary Salazar Announces Boating Grants to 28 States to Help Keep Waterways Clean

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