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  • A white flowering plant.
    Information icon Cumberland sand-wort by D. Pineros.

    Final Delisting of Cumberland sandwort: Frequently Asked Questions

    August 17, 2021 | 4 minute read

    What action is the Service taking? The Service is finalizing the delisting of the Cumberland sandwort, a delicate white flowering plant native to Kentucky and Tennessee, from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to recovery. Based on a thorough review of the best available science, the Service found that the species is stable, no longer threatened with extinction, and therefore no longer needs ESA protections. How did the Service determine that the plant had fully recovered?  Learn more...

  • A green plant with bunches bright white flowers
    Information icon Cumberland sandwort. Photo by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    Proposed delisting of Cumberland sandwort from ESA due to recovery

    April 24, 2020 | 6 minute read

    What action is the Service taking? The Service is proposing to delist the Cumberland sandwort, a delicate perennial white flowering plant in Tennessee and Kentucky, from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to recovery. Based on a thorough review of the best available science, the Service found that the species is healthy and stable, and it no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered under the ESA. We are also announcing the availability of a draft post-delisting monitoring plan (PDM), to help ensure that the sandwort remains healthy and secure from the risk of extinction after it is delisted.  Learn more...

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  • A white flowering plant.
    Information icon Cumberland sand-wort by D. Pineros.

    Service Delists Cumberland Sandwort from Endangered Species Act Due to Recovery

    August 17, 2021 | 2 minute read

    After more than three decades of conservation partnerships inspired by the Endangered Species Act and a thorough review of the best available science, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is delisting the Cumberland sandwort due to recovery. “Partnerships are the key to the success of the Endangered Species Act,” said Leopoldo Miranda-Castro, Service Regional Director. “Playing critical roles in the recovery of this delicate flower were the National Park Service, U.  Read the full story...

  • A green plant with bunches bright white flowers
    Information icon Cumberland sandwort. Photo by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    Service proposes delisting the Cumberland sandwort

    April 24, 2020 | 4 minute read

    Found only in a small portion of the Cumberland Plateau in northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky, the Cumberland sandwort was headed toward extinction before it was listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1988. That’s when the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, federal agencies and conservation groups stepped in to protect and restore this unique plant. Thanks to these ESA-inspired partnerships, Cumberland sandwort populations are now healthy, robust and stable, and a scientifically rigorous review of the best available science has determined the species no longer faces the threat of extinction.  Read the full story...

  • 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...

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