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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...

  • Trees bank either side of a sandy shore on the flat water at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
    Lake Cumberland. Photo by Laurie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Fish and Wildlife Service completes biological opinion and the Corps approves plan to raise Lake Cumberland water level

    March 25, 2014 | 3 minute read

    Nashville, Tennessee – Working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the past few months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday finalized the Biological Opinion that clears the way for the Corps to resume normal operations at Lake Cumberland immediately. With formal consultation complete, today Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham, commanding general, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, made the decision to allow Lake Cumberland to rise to a target elevation of 723 feet this summer, which is the normal elevation at the beginning of the recreation season.  Read the full story...

  • 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 arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on aircraft-guided flight

    January 7, 2014 | 3 minute read

    Eight young whooping cranes that began their aircraft-led migration from the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area in Wisconsin, made it to their destination at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.  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...

  • 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...

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