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  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.
    Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    A unique mountain refuge protects endangered wetlands and the wildlife within

    August 24, 2017 | 8 minute read

    East Flat Rock, North Carolina – It’s not much to look at really. Nothing about this all-too-familiar stretch of Southern blacktop indicates that a rare, beautiful and endangered flower thrives just beyond the railroad tracks. There’s a convenience store, a small engine repair shop, a few modest homes. General Electric makes lights at a factory up the road. Bat Fork Creek meanders nearby. Below the tracks, though, in an Appalachian mountain bog, bunched arrowheads rise from soggy ground.  Learn more...

  • Dozens of green plants in the shape of a pitcher.
    Information icon Clump of green pitcher plants. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Caution warranted when purchasing or propagating rare plants

    April 23, 2007 | 3 minute read

    When U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) botanist Carolyn Wells was recently called to investigate an undocumented occurrence of the federally endangered mountain sweet pitcher plant, a carnivorous plant found in some of Western North Carolina’s bogs, she did indeed find the rare plant – transplanted onto the shore of an impounded stream with virtually no record of when it had been placed there or where the original plants came from.  Learn more...

News

  • A spiny flower with thin, bright purple petals.
    Information icon Smooth Purple Coneflower, Echinacea laevigata. Photo by Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    2016 National and Regional Recovery Champions

    May 19, 2017 | 8 minute read

    On Endangered Species Day, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region celebrates the contributions and achievements of our nationally recognized Recovery Champions and regionally recognized Recovery Champions. These dedicated individuals have devoted themselves to recovering endangered and threatened animals and plants, and the Service is grateful for their hard work. 2016 National Recovery Champions Chris Lucash, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chris Lucash in the field monitoring for red wolves.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • A yellow and black bee lands on a bright pink/purple flower.
    Bee at a Heller’s blazing star flower. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Poaching a threat to our natural heritage

    January 19, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript A South Dakota man was recently convicted in federal court for smuggling leopard parts into the United States in a case that exposed illegal hunting in South Africa and the laundering of rare animal parts through Zimbabwe. However, illegal trade in plants and animals is not limited to cats from Africa or orchids from South America. Sadly, it happens right here in the Southern Appalachians as well. The region is home to the bog turtle, North America’s smallest turtle, and the victim of a vibrant trade in rare reptiles despite being federally protected.  Learn more...

  • Three goats go to work eating overgrown vegetation.
    Goats grazing. Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS.

    Goats aid in the conservation of one of the Southern Appalachians most important areas

    October 26, 2008 | 3 minute read

    Transcript Good morning and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. This week, we’ll look at a curious project to protect one of the Southern Appalachians’ most important natural areas. No mountain in the Southern Appalachians goes above tree-line – the elevation above which conditions become inhospitable for trees, yet we have mountains without trees on their peaks. Instead of forest, these peaks are covered with grassy fields, known as balds, offering some of the most spectacular views in the region.  Learn more...

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