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  • A dirt road with shrubs along the side.
    Information icon A road eroding away in southwest Georgia. Credit: Jim Bates, USFWS.

    Partners fix roads, and habitats, in southwest Georgia

    September 1, 2021 | 2 minute read

    Watersheds across southwest Georgia face a number of threats: irrigation; development; sedimentation; impoundments; and more. Fish, mussels, and migratory birds all suffer from the degradation of habitat. Partners for Fish and Wildlife, along with local and nonprofit groups, though, has undertaken a series of construction projects to boost priority watersheds in the rural corner of Georgia. Recently, Partners from West Georgia and the Florida Panhandle joined with the nonprofit Golden Triangle Resource Conservation & Development Council to fix eroding roads in Miller County.  Learn more...

Faq

  • Suwannee Moccasinshell Critical Habitat Questions and Answers

    June 30, 2021 | 7 minute read

    What action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is designating critical habitat for the Suwannee moccasinshell under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). What is the range of the Suwannee moccasinshell? The Suwannee moccasinshell, a small freshwater mussel, was historically present throughout much of the Suwannee River Basin, including the Suwannee River main stem in Florida, Santa River sub-basin in Florida, and the Withlacoochee River in Florida and Georgia.  Learn more...

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  • A parrot mid-flight with vibrant green feathers, with blue feathering on the tip of the wings. And red feathers above the beak
    Information icon Puerto Rican Parrot in flight. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, Biologist, USFWS

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 37 Southeastern Species

    July 13, 2021 | 3 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 37 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are primarily found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, but are also known to occur in Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before September 13, 2021.  Read the full story...

  • A parrot mid-flight with vibrant green feathers, with blue feathering on the tip of the wings. And red feathers above the beak
    Information icon Puerto Rican Parrot in flight. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, Biologist, USFWS

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 37 Southeastern Species

    July 13, 2021 | 3 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 37 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are primarily found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, but are also known to occur in Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before September 13, 2021.  Read the full story...

  • Dark brown, black shell mussel on a red cloth with a measuring scale
    Information icon Suwanee moccasinshell by MyFWC.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Freshwater Mussel in Georgia and Florida

    June 30, 2021 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated critical habitat for the Suwannee moccasinshell, a freshwater mussel protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 2016. The Service is also finalizing an economic analysis that assesses the potential impact of the Suwannee moccasinshell’s critical habitat designation on various sectors of the economy. The Service received no substantive comments during the public comment period, and there are no changes to the proposed units as published on November 27, 2019.  Read the full story...

  • A small bird with grey and white feathers, perched on a tree branch.
    Information icon Adult elfin-woods warbler. Photo credit: Mike Morel

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Status Reviews of 37 Southeastern Species

    June 22, 2021 | 2 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 37 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are found primarily in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Virgin Islands. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before August 23, 2021.  Read the full story...

  • Yellow and brown mussels with a long shell.
    Information icon Yellow lance in the Tar River in North Carolina. Photo by Sarah McRae, USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Critical Habitat for Freshwater Mussel

    April 7, 2021 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has finalized critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the yellow lance, a freshwater mussel found only in the rivers and streams of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. The species was listed as threatened under the ESA in 2018 following population declines due to habitat loss and degradation. “Critical habitat is a specific geographic area that is essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species,” said Leo Miranda, Regional Director for the Service’s Southeast Region.  Read the full story...

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