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  • 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...
  • West Virginia fish may become protected under Endangered Species Act

    July 25, 2012 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed that the diamond darter be protected as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and that a total of 123 river miles be designated as critical habitat in West Virginia and Kentucky. This small fish, a member of the perch family named for its sparkling reflections, could once be found along the southern Appalachians from Ohio to Tennessee, but years of changes from dams and channeling restricted this native fish to one stream along the Elk River in 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...

Podcasts

  • Biologists crowd around a seine.
    Services biologists search through a seine for signs of Chucky madtom. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Appalachian fish added to endangered species list

    September 12, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Little Chucky Creek flows through scenic farmland of eastern Tennessee. Looking at it, you would never guess it’s the only place in the world where a tiny catfish, the Chucky madtom, lives. In fact, in the past 11 years, only three individuals have been found. Come September 8th, the madtom and three other Appalachian fish will be placed on the federal endangered species list.  Learn more...

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