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Articles

  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.

    A unique mountain refuge protects endangered wetlands and the wildlife within

    August 24, 2017 | 8 minute readEast Flat Rock, North Carolina – It’s not much to look at really. Nothing about this all-too-familiar stretch of Southern blacktop indicates that a rare, beautiful and endangered flower thrives just beyond the railroad tracks. There’s a convenience store, a small engine repair shop, a few modest homes. General Electric makes lights at a factory up the road. Bat Fork Creek meanders nearby. Below the tracks, though, in an Appalachian mountain bog, bunched arrowheads rise from soggy ground. Learn more...

    Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

News

  • A spiny flower with thin, bright purple petals.

    2016 National and Regional Recovery Champions

    May 19, 2017 | 8 minute readOn Endangered Species Day, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region celebrates the contributions and achievements of our nationally recognized Recovery Champions and regionally recognized Recovery Champions. These dedicated individuals have devoted themselves to recovering endangered and threatened animals and plants, and the Service is grateful for their hard work. 2016 National Recovery Champions Chris Lucash, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chris Lucash in the field monitoring for red wolves. Read the full story...

    Smooth Purple Coneflower, Echinacea laevigata. Photo by Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC 2.0.

  • Three mussels in hand with identification numbers

    Fish and Wildlife Service announces $37.2 million in grants to boost state endangered species conservation efforts

    August 13, 2015 | 8 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $37.2 million in grants to 20 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered species across the nation. The grants, awarded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, will benefit numerous species, ranging from the Cahaba shiner to the red-cockaded woodpecker. Five southeasterm states received a combined total of $4,112,981 in grants - - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Read the full story...

    Winged mapleleaf mussels tagged for monitoring purposes can be found in the Saline river in Arkansas. Photo by Sarah Sorenson, USFWS.

Podcasts

  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.

    Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge establishment

    May 4, 2015 | 2 minute readTranscript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. This past spring Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge became America’s 563rd refuge. National Wildlife Refuges are lands managed by, or in partnership with, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the conservation of fish, wildlife, and plants. This new national wildlife refuge is devoted to the conservation of southern Appalachian mountain bogs, one of the rarest and most imperiled habitats in the United States. Learn more...

    Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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