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Events

  • A woman with a wide smile holding a beautiful trout
    Information icon Catching trout at the annual Seniors Fishing Rodeo. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Seniors Fishing Rodeo

    June 7, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Senior Fishing Rodeo is open to those age 55 and older. The event will take place rain or shine. Attendees must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations apply. For more information please contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

  • A woman with a wide smile holding a beautiful trout
    Information icon Catching trout at the annual Seniors Fishing Rodeo. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Seniors Fishing Rodeo

    June 5, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Senior Fishing Rodeo is open to those age 55 and older. The event will take place rain or shine. Attendees must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations apply. For more information please contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

Warm-Springs-Fish-Technology-Center

  • A very shallow river with large rocks and stones banked by green forests
    Information icon Cahaba River above Shades Creek. Photo by Nathan Whelan, USFWS.

    Research Projects

    Research in the lab addresses conservation issues pertaining to brood stock management, systematics of imperiled aquatic organisms, and population genetics for species of concern or management interest in the southeast. We also study the evolution of aquatic animals using genomic tools. The lab provides technical coordination for numerous southeastern aquatic species, focusing on fishes and mollusks. Broodstock Evaluation and Monitoring Programs Genetic assessment of American shad in the Edisto River American shad juveniles at the Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • A green plant with mint-like leaves and bright purple flowers.
    Information icon Ocmulgee skullcap. Photo © by Alan Cressler, used with permission.

    Ocmulgee skullcap

    Taxon: Plant Range: Georgia, South Carolina Status: Under review First described in 1898, the Ocmulgee skullcap is a rare herbaceous perennial plant found only in the Savannah River (Georgia and South Carolina) and Ocmulgee River (Georgia) watersheds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was petitioned to list the species in April 2010 and issued a 90-day finding that the petitioned action may be warranted in September 2011. The species is currently under review for possible listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Visit the species profile...

  • A brown and black mussel with growth striations sitting on a rock.
    Information icon Close-up of endangered mussel from the Ohio River. Photo by Craig Stihler, USFWS.

    Pink mucket

    The Appalachian elktoe has a thin, kidney-shaped shell, extending to about 4 inches. Juveniles generally have a yellowish-brown periostracum (outer shell surface), while the periostracum of the adults is usually dark brown to greenish-black in color.  Visit the species profile...

  • A biologist holding a yellow/brown fish on a river bank in front of a dam
    North Carolina Biologist with Sicklefin redhorse. Photo: Mark Cantrell, USFWS.

    Sicklefin redhorse

    The sicklefin redhorse, a freshwater fish, can grow to 25 inches long. It has a sickle-shaped back fin that is olive-colored, sometimes partly red. Its body is also olive, with a coppery or brassy sheen; its lower fins are primarily dusky to dark, often tinted yellow or orange and pale edged; the tail fin is mostly red.  Visit the species profile...

  • A leafy green plant emerging from the leaf-littered forest floor.
    Information icon Small-whorled pogonia on the forest floor. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Small-whorled pogonia

    The small-whorled pogonia is a rare orchid listed as threatened on the endangered species list.  Visit the species profile...

  • A black, grey and yellow snake with a rounded head.
    Information icon Southern hognose snake. Photo by Pierson Hill, FWC.

    Southern hognose snake

    Taxon: Reptile Range: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina Status: At-risk species, petitioned for listing on July 11, 2012; 90-day-finding that petitioned action may be warranted First described by Carl Linneaus in 1766 from a specimen received from Charleston, South Carolina, the southern hognose snake is the smallest of the five species of hognose snakes native to North America. All belonging to the genus Heterodon, there is the eastern hognose snake (H.  Visit the species profile...

  • Two dark gray mussels with striations on a red towel next to a ruler for scale.
    Information icon Suwannee moccasinshells. Photo by USFWS.

    Suwannee moccasinshell

    The Suwannee moccasinshell is a small freshwater mussel that rarely exceeds 2 inches in length found only in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

  • Bright pink conical flowers.
    Information icon Flowering swamp pink. Photo by Maja Dumat, CC BY 2.0.

    Swamp pink

    Swamp pink and it’s beautiful conical flower is only found in wetlands along streams and seepage areas in freshwater swamps.  Visit the species profile...

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