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Tag: At Risk Species

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Articles

  • A piece of heavy machinery deconstructs a small dam.
    A trackhoe begins the work of demolishing Dillsboro Dam. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Western North Carolina dam removal clears the way for imperiled species

    January 25, 2010 | 4 minute read

    As a handful of people watched, heavy machinery obliterated the powerhouse for North Carolina’s Dillsboro Dam, the most visible sign yet of the impending removal of the 12-foot high dam itself, scheduled to begin in early February. Dillsboro Dam, built in 1913, is one of a series of Duke Energy hydropower facilities on western North Carolina’s Tuckasegee River. Federal law requires operators of private hydropower dams to address impacts to fish and wildlife.  Learn more...

Charleston

  • A green and balck salamander on a rust colored log
    Information icon Green salamander. Photo © Alan Cressler.

    At-risk species

    The South Carolina Coastal Program is a partnership driven program that conserves and protects natural habitat for federally listed species by providing technical and financial assistance for numerous public and private partners. The South Carolina Coastal Program is focused on the coastal plain of South Carolina and a portion of Georgia and works in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, uplands, estuaries, and beaches.  Learn more...

  • Several dozen cypress trees in an area that regularly floods
    Information icon Cypress trees at Cathedral Bay. Photo USFWS.

    Coastal program

    The South Carolina Coastal Program is a partnership driven program that conserves and protects natural habitat for federally listed species by providing technical and financial assistance for numerous public and private partners. The South Carolina Coastal Program is focused on the coastal plain of South Carolina and a portion of Georgia and works in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, uplands, estuaries, and beaches.  Learn more...

Conservation-Tools

  • A brownish-yellow salamander sanding on a mossy rock with large round eyes.
    The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection. Photo by John P. Clare, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    At-Risk Species Finder

    The At-Risk Species Finder (Finder) is an online tool that allows U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) biologists and private citizens to track the Service’s progress on at-risk species conservation. The Finder allows users to create custom database queries based on a number of attributes including state range, current status, taxonomic group, lead Service office, and lead geographic region. Learn more about the Service’s approach to conserving at-risk species. Results from a query of the At-Risk Species Finder for species who’s petition has been withdrawn.  Learn more...

Podcasts

  • A brown and black amphibian in a plastic container.
    Ozark hellbender. Photo by Jill Utrup, USFWS.

    Ozark hellbender

    January 23, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Once you see a hellbender, you never forget it. Hellbenders are salamanders, but not just any salamanders. They’re big salamanders. Growing up to three feet in rare instances, it’s fairly easy to comes across individuals at least a foot long here in the Southern Appalachians. Despite their size, they’re essentially harmless to humans and are part of a healthy stream ecosystem.  Learn more...

  • CITES - a look at this wildlife conservation treaty

    April 20, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. People are fascinated by the zebra skin. It’s a prop I use when I talk to school groups about endangered species, though when I bring it out sometimes complete strangers come over for a closer look. The skin was confiscated by Fish and Wildlife Service inspectors at the Atlanta airport as it was being unlawfully imported. International trade in rare plants and animals, including that zebra skin, is governed by a treaty called the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species, or CITES.  Learn more...

  • Biologists collect bright yellow eggs from a half dozen brownish red fish.
    Fertilizing sicklefin redhorse eggs for captive rearing. Photo by Mark Cantrell, USFWS.

    Sicklefin redhorse conservation

    November 23, 2008 | 3 minute read

    Transcript On the bank of the Little Tennessee River, downstream from the town of Franklin, biologists squeeze tiny yellow eggs from a fish into a plastic bag. Unlike caviar, these eggs won’t be eaten, but rather trucked to a lab in Knoxville, Tenn., to join an effort to keep a rare fish off the endangered species list. The fish is a sicklefin redhorse, a recently discovered species found only in the western tip of North Carolina and a small bit of North Georgia.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • Seven small brownish-yellow mussels held in open hands by a biologist.
    Information icon Atlantic pigtoes ready for release. Photo by USFWS.

    Atlantic pigtoe

    The Atlantic pigtoe is a small freshwater clam found in Virginia, North Carolina, and historically in South Carolina and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small catfish swimming above rocky substrate.
    Carolina madtom. Photo by D Biggins, former USFWS.

    Carolina madtom

    The Carolina madtom is a small catfish, reaching a maximum length of nearly five inches and can be found in riffles, runs, and pools in medium to large streams and rivers. Ideally, it inhabits fresh waters with continuous, year-round flow and moderate gradient in both the Piedmont and Coastal Plain physiographic regions.  Visit the species profile...

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