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  • A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.
    Wolf Creek NFH staff member Chris Murphy is shown filling buckets with trout. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    March happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    February 23, 2016 | 3 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky – Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is the place to be in March with a multitude of environmental education activities to participate in. Most of the events are located at the Wolf Creek NFH Visitor Center. Thursday, March 3rd, 4:30 – 6 pm CST – Join us in the Environmental Education Classroom for a Shiitake Mushroom Log workshop. The cost of this event is $10/log, checks can be made payable to Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc.  Read the full story...

  • A lobster-shaped and colored crayfish with tinges of rust and blue.
    Big Sandy crayfish. Photo by Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University.

    Crayfish survey reports available for public review

    December 14, 2015 | 3 minute read

    New survey reports for the Guyandotte River and Big Sandy crayfishes are now available for public review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. In light of these survey reports and to allow for additional public involvement, the agency has re-opened the comment period for 30 days until January 14, 2016. The Service used the best available information to propose in April 2015 to protect both species as endangered.  Read the full story...

  • Illustration of an eel transitioning from dark green on it's top to a white belly with a long dorsal fin.
    American eel. Illustration by Duane Raver, USFWS.

    Endangered Species Act protection not needed for 10 species in the Southeast

    October 7, 2015 | 5 minute read

    The Cumberland arrow darter, Shawnee darter, Sequatchie caddisfly, American eel, and six Tennessee cave beetles do not need protection under the Endangered Species Act.  Read the full story...

  • A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves.
    Short-tailed snake. Photo by FWC.

    Fish and Wildlife Service seeks more information on five species

    September 17, 2015 | 3 minute read

    Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a batch of 90-day findings in response to a variety of petitions to protect 25 species under the Endangered Species Act. Six of those species are found in the Southeast, and the petition for one species, the Cahaba pebblesnail, was found to be not substantial. The snail will not be given further consideration for federal protection at this time. Petitions for five species, including the blue calamintha bee, Florida pine snake, regal fritillary, rusty patched bumblebee and the short-tailed snake, were found to be substantial.  Read the full story...

  • Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.
    White fringeless orchid. Photo by USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service proposes adding white fringeless orchid to threatened and endangered species list

    September 14, 2015 | 6 minute read

    COOKEVILLE, TN – Though the plant is found in five states, populations of white fringeless orchid are small, isolated, and face a wide array of threats across their range, leading the Fish and Wildlife Service to propose adding the plant to the federal list of threatened and endangered species as a threatened species. Because of the threat of collection, the Service will not designate critical habitat for this plant.  Read the full story...

  • Green leafy vegetation with bright yellow flowers climbs a rock face.
    White-haired goldenrod. Photo by John MacGregor, KDFWR.

    Agencies conserve imperiled species in eastern Kentucky

    August 31, 2015 | 6 minute read

    Stanton, Kentucky – State and Federal conservation agencies came together here today to celebrate partnerships that are delivering conservation successes in eastern Kentucky. After more than two decades of collaboration and conservation work in the Daniel Boone National Forest, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the white-haired goldenrod – a plant unique to eastern Kentucky – from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Read the full story...

  • A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.
    A tri-color bat in the Avery County with white-nose syndrome. Photo by Gabrielle Graeter, NCWRC.

    Service awards grants to 35 states, District of Columbia for work on deadly bat disease

    July 1, 2015 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced grant awards totaling just under $1 million to 35 states and the District of Columbia for white-nose syndrome (WNS) projects. State natural resource agencies will use the funds to support research, monitor bat populations and prepare for and respond to WNS, a disease that afflicts bats. “White-nose syndrome has now been confirmed in 26 states and five Canadian provinces,” said Dr. Jeremy Coleman, the Service’s national WNS coordinator.  Read the full story...

  • A dark colored salamander with white spots on its stomach and sides.
    Caddo Mountain salamander. Photo by Aposematic herpetologist, CC-BY-NC 2.0.

    Federal wildlife officials respond to a petition to list dozens of species under the Endangered Species Act

    June 30, 2015 | 3 minute read

    In response to a 2012 petition claiming 53 reptiles and amphibians require federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today published a batch of 90-day findings affecting 15 species of frogs, salamanders, snakes, skinks and crayfish found in the Southeast. Five petitioned species will not be given further consideration for federal protection at this time, and 10 species have triggered a deeper scientific review.  Read the full story...

  • black and white photograph of a man posing with a mounted eastern cougar.
    Information icon Eastern cougar. Photo by Northeastern Wildlife Station.

    Extinct eastern cougar subspecies proposed for removal from endangered species list

    June 16, 2015 | 3 minute read

    The eastern cougar has likely been extinct for at least 70 years; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the extinct subspecies from the endangered species list.  Read the full story...

  • Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.
    People enjoying a boat. Photo by Greg Workman, FWC.

    Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters and recreational boating through clean vessel act grants

    May 13, 2015 | 5 minute read

    America’s waterways provide critical wildlife habitat, drinking water for Americans across the country, and recreational opportunities to millions. To advance both purposes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. In the Southeast Region, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will benefit from coastal and inland projects with $3,689,478 in grant funding.  Read the full story...

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