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Tag: Yadkin River Goldenrod

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  • A yellow flower plant along a paved path.
    Information icon Yadkin River goldenrod on the grounds of the United States Capitol. Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

    Alcoa moves to protect rare plant found only along Yadkin River

    November 21, 2014 | 4 minute read

    In the shadow of the 96-year-old Narrows Dam, biologists fanned out across the rocky banks of the Yadkin River earlier this fall searching for the Yadkin River goldenrod, a plant once lost to science and only found sporadically along a 2.5-mile stretch of shoreline on the Stanly-Montgomery county line. The plant’s only known population in the world occurs on the banks of Falls Reservoir on land exclusively owned by Alcoa Power Generating Inc.  Learn more...


  • Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.
    Information icon Georgia aster. Photo by Michele Elmore, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia.

    Service releases 2014 list of candidates for Endangered Species Act protection

    December 5, 2014 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Candidate Notice of Review, a yearly status appraisal of plants and animals that are candidates for Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection. Twenty-two species from Hawaii and one from Independent Samoa and American Samoa were added to the candidate list, one species was removed, and one has changed in priority from the last review conducted in November 2013. There are now 146 species recognized by the Service as candidates for ESA protection.  Read the full story...

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