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  • A close up photograph of a tiny lobster-like crayfish with dark claws and armor.

    State and federal agencies work to ensure Endangered Species Act protections are not needed

    May 13, 2014 | 4 minute readA collaborative effort with federal and state agencies in the Southeast, industry and private landowners to proactively conserve at-risk species is starting to pay dividends. Thanks to new information, five more species will not require federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The five species were under evaluation for possible listing as a threatened or endangered species are southeastern crayfishes that occur in parts of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. They are the blackbarred crayfish, burrowing bog crayfish, Chattooga River crayfish, lagniappe crayfish and least crayfish. Read the full story...

    The Lagniappe crayfish occurs in parts of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Photo by Susan Adams, US Forest Service.

  • A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.

    Public comment to be reopened on proposed Critical Habitat for two federally protected mussel species

    May 6, 2014 | 3 minute readLITTLE ROCK, AR – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the Service will reopen the public comment in the near future on the proposed critical habitat and draft economic analysis for two federally protected mussel species found in 13 states, including Arkansas. Ashe made the announcement today in Little Rock at a roundtable discussion on the Service’s proposed critical habitat for the federally threatened rabbitsfoot mussel and the federally endangered Neosho mucket. Read the full story...

    Threatened rabbitsfoot mussel. Photo by Bob Butler, USFWS.

  • A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.

    Service lists Kentucky gladecress and designates Critical Habitat

    May 5, 2014 | 5 minute readThe 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...

    Kentucky gladecress. Photo by Bryan Siders CC BY 2.0.

  • Trees bank either side of a sandy shore on the flat water at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.

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

    March 25, 2014 | 3 minute readNashville, 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...

    Lake Cumberland. Photo by Laurie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.

    Endangered whooping cranes arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on aircraft-guided flight

    January 7, 2014 | 3 minute readEight 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...

    We hope for a tremendous viewing audience for this amazing spectacle! Photo by Nick Baldwin, a refuge volunteer from last years flyover.

  • A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.

    Service considers economic impact of Critical Habitat designation for Kentucky gladecress

    January 6, 2014 | 4 minute readThe 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...

    Kentucky gladecress. Photo by Bryan Siders CC BY 2.0.

  • Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.

    Endangered whooping cranes make it to Florida following ultralights

    December 31, 2013 | 4 minute readEight 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...

    We hope for a tremendous viewing audience for this amazing spectacle! Photo by Nick Baldwin, a refuge volunteer from last years flyover.

  • Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.

    Endangered whooping cranes now in Georgia on aircraft-guided flight to Florida

    December 30, 2013 | 3 minute readEight 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...

    Class of 2013 by Operation Migration. Photo by Heather Ray, Operation Migration.

  • Two white tundra swans with black webbed feet approach a lake surrounded by phragmites.

    Wildlife officers seek information on tundra swan killings

    December 17, 2013 | 2 minute readOne 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...

    Tundra swans coming in for a landing. Photo by Jeff Lewis.

  • Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.

    Endangered whooping cranes now in Alabama on aircraft-guided flight to Florida

    December 12, 2013 | 5 minute readEight 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...

    Class of 2013 by Operation Migration. Photo by Heather Ray, Operation Migration.

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