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National-Wildlife-Refuges

  • A river banked by trees and with smokestacks in the distance.
    Information icon The Ohio River borders the north end of the proposed conservation partnership area for the Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Henderson County. Photo by Kristen Peters, USFWS.

    Green River National Wildlife Refuge

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to establish Kentucky’s second national wildlife refuge to protect high quality wildlife and fish habitats near the confluence of the Green River and Ohio River.  Learn more...

State

  • A river cuts through a colorful forest in fall.
    Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge in Fall. Photo by Andy Eller, USFWS.

    Conservation in Kentucky

    Related content Apr 11, 2019 | 6 minute read News U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 36 Southeastern species Mar 20, 2019 | 3 minute read News Spring events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Jan 29, 2019 | 4 minute read Articles Teeing up conservation Dec 20, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Celebrating the season with nature crafts Dec 18, 2018 | 3 minute read News Tiny freshwater fish does not warrant federal protection Dec 10, 2018 | 2 minute read News New regional director to head southeastern conservation efforts Fish and Wildlife Service Oct 24, 2018 | 2 minute read Articles Wolf Creek hosts Annual Reaching for Rainbows Derbies Oct 23, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Wolf Creek hosts annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby Oct 17, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Wolf Creek assists in environmental education conference Oct 15, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Fly fishing is the rage at Wolf Creek Oct 11, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event at Wolf Creek Oct 11, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Leaves and stones transformed Oct 5, 2018 | 12 minute read Faq Proposed listing for the eastern black rail Oct 5, 2018 | 5 minute read News Service proposes to list the eastern black rail as threatened under the Endangered Species Act Sep 7, 2018 | 6 minute read News Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges Jul 18, 2018 | 2 minute read Articles The longest day of play Jul 18, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery adds bat habitats Jul 18, 2018 | 2 minute read Articles Wolf Creek hosts 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby May 31, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Saturday fly fishing at Hatchery Creek May 31, 2018 | 2 minute read Articles Service’s Kentucky offices hold annual meeting May 31, 2018 | 1 minute read Articles Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosts Trout Trot 5K May 18, 2018 | 4 minute read News Upcoming events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Apr 2, 2018 | 3 minute read News Cumberland darter draft recovery plan available for review Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read News Secretary Zinke announces more that $1.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • A small black mussel with brownish yellow striations extends a small white appendage from its shell
    Information icon Cumberland bean juveniles reared at the Center for Mollusk Conservation in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Cumberland bean

    The Cumberland bean is a small mussel found in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It is protected as an endangered species and can be found in river systems within the Cumberland River and Tennessee River drainages.  Visit the species profile...
  • A small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings
    Information icon Photo by Jeremy Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

    Cumberland darter

    The Cumberland darter is a small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings found in 14 streams in Kentucky and Tennessee. It is protected as an endangered species and is threatened primarily by water pollution.  Visit the species profile...
  • A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses.
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo © Tom Johnson, used with permission, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    Eastern black rail

    Black rails are the smallest rails in North America. One of four recognized subspecies of black rail, the eastern black rail is perhaps the most secretive. This small inhabitant of shallow salt and freshwater marshes is rarely seen and has a distinctive "kick-ee-doo" call that is often heard at night.  Visit the species profile...
  • A small, slimy, green salamander in hand.
    Eastern hellbender. Photo by Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Eastern hellbender

    This large amphibian can be found crawling around the bottoms of clear, silt-free mountain streams. They are generally nocturnal, spending most of the day under rocks on the stream floor, emerging at night to hunt crayfish.  Visit the species profile...
  • Three brownish yellow mussels the smallest of which has a small white protrusion which the mussel uses to attach to a rock.
    Information icon Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Fanshell

    The fanshell is a green and yellow, medium sized mussel found in various rivers in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It is protected as an endangered species.  Visit the species profile...
  • A small, brightly colored orange and blue fish in an aquarium.
    Information icon Photo by J.R. Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

    Kentucky arrow darter

    The Kentucky arrow darter is a small fish found only in Kentucky. It is currently protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.  Visit the species profile...
  • A translucent shrimp walking along a rocky surface under water
    Information icon A Kentucky cave shrimp. Photo by John MacGregor, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Kentucky cave shrimp

    The Kentucky cave shrimp is an endangered species found only in underground streams in and around Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. It lacks eyes and has a translucent body.  Visit the species profile...
  • A prehistoric looking fish with spines down its back and sides.
    Information icon Lake sturgeon. Photo by USFWS.

    Lake sturgeon

    Taxon: Freshwater Fish Range: Freshwater systems of North America from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages Status: Not listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Lake sturgeon is listed as threatened at the state level in 19 of the 20 states it inhabits. Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is a temperate fish occurring in freshwater systems of North America from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages.  Visit the species profile...

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