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  • A small yellow breasted bird with grey feathers.
    Kirtland’s warblers nest exclusively in jack pine stands. Photo by Joel Trick, USFWS.

    Service approves incidental take permit for NiSource multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan

    November 14, 2013 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act to NiSource Inc., a natural gas pipeline and transmission company, in conjunction with the company’s comprehensive plan to conserve dozens of endangered species while operating and maintaining its network of pipelines in 14 northeastern, Midwest and southeastern states. The habitat conservation plan covers activities in 14 states: Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny turtle with orange patches on the side of its throat crawls through the grass
    A young bog turtle in an Appalachian bog. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Service announces multi-state, multi-species draft habitat conservation plan and draft environmental impact statement

    July 12, 2011 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluating a proposed multi-species, multi-state draft Habitat Conservation Plan and application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. The HCP was developed by NiSource Inc., a natural gas distribution company, as it seeks an incidental take permit for operating and maintaining its network of pipelines in 14 northeastern, Midwest and southeastern states.  Read the full story...

  • A uniformed biologist in waders explains fish to a group of onlookers.
    Eric Prowell, hydrologist, talks to a group about the endangered and threatened darter fish that live in the Etowah River Basin. Photo by Stacy Shelton, USFWS.

    Informational meetings on the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan

    July 30, 2009 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting two informational meetings in August on the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Thirteen local governments, including Bartow, Cherokee, Paulding and Pickens counties, submitted the conservation plan to the FWS to facilitate development while protecting three fish species, the federally endangered Etowah and amber darters and the threatened Cherokee darter. The plan is available for public comment through August 31. Both public meetings will start with a one-hour poster session where attendees can learn more about the plan and ask questions.  Read the full story...

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