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  • Cluster of three venus flytraps. Two are open revealing red interior, the other is closed showing green exterior
    Information icon Wild Venus flytrap growing with a variety of plants surrounding it. Photo by Dale Suiter, USFWS.

    Coastal Program funds survey for Venus flytrap

    November 30, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Venus flytrap is one of the most widely known carnivorous plants in the world. This unique species occurs naturally only in the Coastal Plain of southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.  Learn more...

  • A stand of trees in a field of tall burned grass
    Information icon Fire-maintained pine woods on Scotswood Plantation. Note the scattered pond-cypress trees within the canopy. Photo by Christopher Hernandez, USFWS

    South Carolina species benefit from Coastal Program partnerships

    October 22, 2020 | 4 minute read

    Since its beginning in 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Carolina Coastal Program has developed partnerships that have resulted in significant conservation achievements. That tradition continues today and has recently led to protection, restoration, and species recovery efforts – all on a single private property. Scotswood Plantation consists of several thousand acres in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. Scotswood has been managed for decades for the bobwhite quail. However, Scotswood is no ordinary quail plantation.  Learn more...

Bears-Bluff

  • A brown entrance sign that reads Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery under a canopy of live oak and palm trees.
    Information icon Entrance to Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery in South Carolina. Photo by USFWS.

    Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery

    Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following: Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions. Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands. Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Learn more...

Charleston

  • A black, grey and yellow snake with a rounded head.
    Information icon Southern hognose snake. Photo by Pierson Hill, FWC.

    South Carolina Ecological Services Field Office

    Serving the entire state of South Carolina, our mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  Learn more...

Faq

  • A woodpecker perched on a tree with a bug in its mouth
    Information icon A red-cockaded woodpecker has dinner outside its nesting cavity. Photo by USFWS.

    Virtual informational meeting and public hearing on proposed downlisting of red-cockaded woodpecker

    November 10, 2020 | 7 minute read

    What action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is announcing a public hearing on the proposed downlisting of the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The virtual public hearing will be held via Zoom and teleconference on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Why is the Service taking this action? On Oct. 8, 2020, the Service published a rule proposing to downlist the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened under the ESA.  Learn more...

  • A blackish/navy blue bird with bright red eyes and white markings on its wings
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo by Christy Hand, SCDNR.

    Eastern black rail - final 4(d) rule

    October 7, 2020 | 5 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), has broad authority to issue regulations for the conservation of threatened species. The ESA provides a specific list of prohibitions for endangered species under section 9, but does not automatically provide these same prohibitions to threatened species. Section 4(d) of the ESA allows the Service to establish prohibitions or exceptions to prohibitions for threatened species. The intent of any 4(d) rule is to provide for the conservation of a threatened species by allowing regulatory flexibility under the ESA.  Learn more...

News

  • A green, heart shaped leaf plant.
    Information icon Dwarf-flowered-heartleaf. Photo USFWS.

    Service delisting Carolina plant from Endangered Species Act due to recovery

    April 23, 2021 | 2 minute read

    Following a review of the best-available science, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to delist the dwarf-flowered heartleaf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to recovery. The move represents years of ESA-inspired collaborations between state, federal and local stakeholders on behalf of the North Carolina and South Carolina plant. When the plant was listed as threatened under the ESA in 1989, there were only 24 known populations, distributed across eight counties.  Read the full story...

  • A low growing grass-like plant not currently in bloom.
    Information icon Kentucky glade cress. Photo by Bryan Siders CC BY 2.0.

    Four draft recovery plans available for public review and comment

    March 25, 2021 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability for public review and comment of draft recovery plans for the reticulated and frosted flatwoods salamanders, the fluted kidneyshell, and the Kentucky glade cress. These endangered or threatened species are in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The draft recovery plans include specific recovery objectives and criteria based on Species Status Assessments or SSAs. The Service is requesting review and comment on these draft recovery plans from local, State, and Federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, Tribes, and the public.  Read the full story...

  • A small, grey bird with black and yellow markings on its face and wings.
    Golden-winged warbler. Photo by Caleb Putnam, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Service announces $7.4 million in grants to help protect imperiled species

    January 14, 2021 | 4 minute read

    Vulnerable wildlife across the nation will benefit from approximately $7.4 million in grants thanks to the Competitive State Wildlife Grant (C-SWG) Program. The program supports projects led by state and commonwealth fish and wildlife agencies protecting imperiled wildlife and their habitat. This year’s grantees include agencies in Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. They will implement 17 conservation projects that span 28 states and four commonwealths.  Read the full story...

  • A woodpecker perched on a tree with a bug in its mouth
    Information icon A red-cockaded woodpecker has dinner outside its nesting cavity. Photo by USFWS.

    Service announces public hearing on proposed downlisting of red-cockaded woodpecker

    November 12, 2020 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public hearing on the proposed downlisting of the red-cockaded woodpecker. The virtual public hearing will be held on December 1, 2020 via Zoom and teleconference, in accordance with COVID-19 pandemic public gathering rules. Virtual meetings are also consistent with Service regulations at 50 CFR 424.16©(3). “The Service is committed to transparency in all of our science-based decisions and to the input of stakeholders and the public,” said Service Regional Director Leo Miranda.  Read the full story...

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