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  • A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.
    Kentucky gladecress. Photo by Bryan Siders CC BY 2.0.

    Service lists Kentucky gladecress and designates Critical Habitat

    May 5, 2014 | 5 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing Kentucky glade cress as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The winter annual only exists in Jefferson and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky, where the Service also is designating critical habitat for the plant. A small plant with a white to lilac-colored flower, Kentucky glade cress needs sunny areas with green, leafy vegetation that are wet in late winter to early spring, but then dry quickly.  Read the full story...

  • A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.
    Kentucky gladecress. Photo by Bryan Siders CC BY 2.0.

    Service considers economic impact of Critical Habitat designation for Kentucky gladecress

    January 6, 2014 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the availability of the draft economic analysis for the proposed critical habitat designation for the Kentucky glade cress. The glade cress, a plant proposed for listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, is only found in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky, where the Service is proposing to designate about 2,053 acres as its critical habitat. At the same time, the Service is re-opening the comment period for the proposed listing of the glade cress with critical habitat for 30 days, also through February 6, 2014.  Read the full story...

  • A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.
    Kentucky gladecress. Photo by Bryan Siders CC BY 2.0.

    Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list Kentucky glade cress and designate critical habitat

    May 23, 2013 | 5 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the Kentucky glade cress as threatened throughout its narrow range under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The mustard plant is only found in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties, where the Service also is proposing to designate about 2,053 acres as the plant’s critical habitat. “The Kentucky glade cress is one of Kentucky’s rarest plants, and it exists on the outskirts of the rapidly growing metro Louisville area,” said Lee Andrews, supervisor of the Service’s Kentucky Field Office.  Read the full story...

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