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  • Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.
    Information icon We hope for a tremendous viewing audience for this amazing spectacle! Photo by Nick Baldwin, a refuge volunteer from last years flyover.

    Endangered whooping cranes make it to Florida following ultralights

    December 31, 2013 | 4 minute read

    Eight young whooping cranes that began their aircraft-led migration on October 2, 2013, from the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area in Green Lake County, Wisconsin, today made it to Leon County, Florida.  Read the full story...

  • Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.
    Information icon Class of 2013 by Operation Migration. Photo by Heather Ray, Operation Migration.

    Endangered whooping cranes now in Georgia on aircraft-guided flight to Florida

    December 30, 2013 | 3 minute read

    Eight young whooping cranes that began their aircraft-led migration on October 2, 2013, from the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area in Green Lake County, Wisconsin, today made it to Decatur County, Georgia.  Read the full story...

  • Two white tundra swans with black webbed feet approach a lake surrounded by phragmites.
    Tundra swans coming in for a landing. Photo by Jeff Lewis.

    Wildlife officers seek information on tundra swan killings

    December 17, 2013 | 2 minute read

    One of two tundra swans found dead in south Warren County, KY. Photo by USFWS. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources are requesting assistance with an investigation involving the unlawful killing of two tundra swans found in south Warren County, Kentucky. Two tundra swans were discovered by a bird watcher on Monday, December 9, 2013, in a ditch beside Old Springfield Road, near the intersection of Oscar Downey Road.  Read the full story...

  • Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.
    Information icon Class of 2013 by Operation Migration. Photo by Heather Ray, Operation Migration.

    Endangered whooping cranes now in Alabama on aircraft-guided flight to Florida

    December 12, 2013 | 5 minute read

    Eight young whooping cranes that began their aircraft-led migration on October 2, 2013 from the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area in Green Lake County, Wisconsin, today made it to Winston County, Alabama.  Read the full story...

  • 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 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...

  • A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.
    Information icon Threatened rabbitsfoot mussel. Photo by Bob Butler, USFWS.

    Service estimates economic impacts and releases draft environmental assessment of Critical Habitat designation for neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot

    May 8, 2013 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is releasing the estimated cost and economic impacts and draft environmental assessment of the proposed critical habitat designation of two freshwater mussels, and is seeking public comment. Last year, the Service proposed to list the Neosho mucket as endangered, and the rabbitsfoot as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service also proposed to designate critical habitat for these two mussels in 43 critical habitat units encompassing 2,138 river miles of stream channel in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  Read the full story...

  • Biologists check a seine for chucky madtom fishes.
    Search for chucky madtom in Little Chucky Creek, Tennessee. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Service identifies habitat essential to five endangered southeastern fishes

    October 15, 2012 | 3 minute read

    After reviewing and incorporating information from the public and the scientific community, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today identified approximately 228 river miles and 29 acres of critical habitat in, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama; and Arkansas, that contain aquatic habitat essential to the conservation of the Cumberland darter, rush darter, yellowcheek darter, Chucky madtom, and laurel dace, five species of fish protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The critical habitat designation includes areas in McCreary and Whitley counties, Kentucky; Campbell, Scott, Bledsoe, Rhea, Sequatchie, and Greene counties, Tennessee; Etowah, Jefferson, and Winston counties, Alabama; and Cleburne, Searcy, Stone, and Van Buren counties, Arkansas.  Read the full story...

  • A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.
    Information icon Threatened rabbitsfoot mussel. Photo by Bob Butler, USFWS.

    Service proposes to protect neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act

    October 15, 2012 | 6 minute read

    Current evidence suggests that the Neosho mucket mussel is in danger of becoming extinct and the rabbitsfoot mussel may become threatened with extinction in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service has proposed to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act, and is seeking new information from the public and the scientific community that will assist the agency in making a final determination.  Read the full story...

  • A brown and black striated mussel.
    Fluted kidneyshell. Photo by Tim Lane CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Service proposes to protect the fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel under the Endangered Species Act

    October 3, 2012 | 5 minute read

    Current evidence suggests that the fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel are in danger of becoming extinct in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service has proposed to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and is seeking new information from the public and the scientific community that will assist the agency in making a final determination. The fluted kidneyshell and slabside pearlymussel are found only in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia.  Read the full story...

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