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  • A low growing shrub with bright purple flowers.
    Information icon Endangered Pyne’s ground-plum. Photo by NPS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 35 Southeastern species

    May 7, 2018 | 5 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 35 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before July 6, 2018. These five-year reviews will ensure listing classifications under the ESA are accurate and recommend changes in status where appropriate based on the latest science and analysis.  Read the full story...

  • Bright white flowers with a river in the background.
    Lilies at Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS.

    Service proposes endangered status for Alabama sturgeon

    March 11, 2014 | 6 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week is proposing that the Alabama sturgeon, a freshwater fish that once inhabited extensive portions of the Mobile River system, be listed as endangered on the federal list of endangered and threatened species. A species is endangered when it is at risk of becoming extinct in the foreseeable future. “The Alabama sturgeon was once so abundant that it was caught and sold commercially,” said the Service’s Southeast Regional Director, Sam D.  Read the full story...

  • Bright white flowers with a river in the background.
    Lilies at Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS.

    Service announces the availability of the draft economic analysis and a public hearing associated with Critical Habitat designation for the Alabama sturgeon

    December 30, 2009 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the availability of the draft economic analysis associated with the revised proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the Alabama sturgeon, a species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, as well as the public hearing scheduled for January 28, 2009, in Monroeville, Alabama. The proposed designation for the sturgeon includes one contiguous unit of river channel in portions of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers in the Mobile River Basin, Alabama.  Read the full story...

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    Information icon Endangered Etowah darter. Photo by USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 23 Southeastern species

    June 6, 2009 | 5 minute read

    The Service plans to conduct five-year status reviews of 15 endangered and 8 threatened species occurring in one or more of 10 states. These five-year reviews are conducted to ensure that listing classifications under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are accurate. Any interested party is invited to provide information and comments pertaining to these species. Written comments and information related to these five-year reviews must be received on or before September 4, 2009.  Read the full story...

  • Bright white flowers with a river in the background.
    Lilies at Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS.

    Service designates Critical Habitat for the Alabama sturgeon

    June 2, 2009 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a final rule designating critical habitat for the Alabama sturgeon, a species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The designation for the sturgeon includes one contiguous unit of river channel in portions of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers in the Mobile River Basin, Alabama. The unit encompasses 245 miles of river channel in the Alabama River and 81 miles of river channel in the lower Cahaba River, for a total of 326 miles of river channel.  Read the full story...

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