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  • A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.

    Bald eagle killed in Grand Rivers, Kentucky $2,500 reward offered for information leading to a conviction

    March 8, 2016 | 2 minute readBald eagle found dead along Paradise Road, in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Photo by KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. A mature bald eagle was found dead by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Conservation Officer Evan Ethington on January 8, 2016, along Paradise Road, in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. The shooting is believed to have occurred between December 25, 2015, and January 2, 2016. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the U. Read the full story...

    A bald eagle prepares for flight. Photo by Richard Keen / RMA.

  • Green leafy vegetation emerging from a crevasse in a rock face.

    Fish and Wildlife Service reopens the comment period on the proposed rule to delist the white-haired goldenrod

    February 25, 2016 | 4 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period for 30 days on the proposed rule to delist the white haired goldenrod, a plant unique to eastern Kentucky. On September 1, 2015 (80 FR 52717), the Service proposed to remove the goldenrod from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants under the Endangered Species Act. White-haired goldenrod is being considered for delisting because the Service, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, U. Read the full story...

    White-haired goldenrod at Daniel Boone National Forest. Photo by Michael Floyd, USFWS.

  • A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.

    March happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    February 23, 2016 | 3 minute readJamestown, 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...

    Wolf Creek NFH staff member Chris Murphy is shown filling buckets with trout. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

  • A lobster-shaped and colored crayfish with tinges of rust and blue.

    Crayfish survey reports available for public review

    December 14, 2015 | 3 minute readNew 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...

    Big Sandy crayfish. Photo by Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University.

  • Illustration of an eel transitioning from dark green on it's top to a white belly with a long dorsal fin.

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

    October 7, 2015 | 5 minute readThe 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...

    American eel. Illustration by Duane Raver, USFWS.

  • A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves.

    Fish and Wildlife Service seeks more information on five species

    September 17, 2015 | 3 minute readToday 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...

    Short-tailed snake. Photo by FWC.

  • Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.

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

    September 14, 2015 | 6 minute readCOOKEVILLE, 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...

    White fringeless orchid. Photo by USFWS.

  • Green leafy vegetation with bright yellow flowers climbs a rock face.

    Agencies conserve imperiled species in eastern Kentucky

    August 31, 2015 | 6 minute readStanton, 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...

    White-haired goldenrod. Photo by John MacGregor, KDFWR.

  • A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.

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

    July 1, 2015 | 3 minute readThe 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 tri-color bat in the Avery County with white-nose syndrome. Photo by Gabrielle Graeter, NCWRC.

  • A dark colored salamander with white spots on its stomach and sides.

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

    June 30, 2015 | 3 minute readIn 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...

    Caddo Mountain salamander. Photo by Aposematic herpetologist, CC-BY-NC 2.0.

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