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Work by researchers to monitor, protect bats critical as millions perish
A fungus that infects bats as they hibernate is killing them by the millions, placing three species in the East perilously close to being declared endangered — ...
FishBrain and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Create App-powered Citizen Science Engagement Opportunity Tracking Endangered Species
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – the federal government agency dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats – has teamed up ...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Identifies Critical Habitat for Diamond Darter
The endangered diamond darter, a tiny fish that has faced serious threats to its home, depends on 123 miles of habitat for its survival, the Service today ...
Kentucky partnership with Tennessee, Ohio and West Virginia will restore mussels in 180 miles of the Licking River
Imperiled species will benefit from a total of $5.6 million in grants for 16 projects in 12 states through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s competitive ...
Partners in Flight Consortium Seeks Solutions to Migratory Bird Declines
Scientists who have spent decades trying to reverse the broad decline of migratory birds in the Americas will converge by the hundreds later this month in ...
$35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts Funding to 20 states will help collaborative efforts to conserve America’s most imperiled species
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced nearly $35 million in grants to 20 states to ...
Northeast States Release Report on Hellbender Distribution
The Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants Program funded project, Developing a coordinated research approach for hellbender conservation in the northeast, ...
New Habitat Guidelines for Six Species of Eastern Wildlife
The American marten, Bicknell’s thrush, Canada warbler, rusty blackbird, scarlet tanager and wood thrush – six beleaguered northeastern forest animals – should ...
Federally Endangered Bat Found in North Georgia: First Indiana Bat in Almost 50 Years
In May of last year, a federally endangered Indiana bat woke from hibernation in her Tennessee cave and traveled to a north Georgia forest. This rite of spring ...
USFWS Region 5 Endangered Species Act Update
A periodic update pertaining to recovery planning and implementation, incidental take, and other information related to the Endangered Species Act within ...
Welcome Home, Winged Mapleleaf Mussel
An endangered mussel came home to a Tennessee River last week, a monumental reintroduction effort seven years in the making. On Wednesday, federal and state ...
Mark Ford, Unit Leader of the Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Mark Ford discusses his research on threatened, rare, and endangered species, how the LCC can link up various expertise around the region, and the types of ...
Scott Smith of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Ecologist Scott Smith talks about the vital importance of the Appalachians for the survival of salamanders, how the LCCs can facilitate issues between ...
Kimberly Terrell, Researcher of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Kimberly Terrell describes her work studying the biological constraints of salamanders to adjust to climate change and how the regional nature of the LCC can ...
Ohio River Basin FHP Overview and Strategy
This presentation provides a general overview of the ORBFHP. It includes information on the regional partnership's mission, the region in which they are ...
Competitive State Wildlife Grant Awarded for Eastern Hellbender Research
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently awarded a Competitive State Wildlife Grant (C-SWG) to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife ...
Jess W. Jones Wins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Science Excellence Award
Dr. Jess W. Jones, a national leader in freshwater mussel conservation and restoration and an integral part of the Appalachian LCC, has received one of the ...
Partners in Flight 2016 Landbird Conservation Plan Released
Scientists Document Widespread Declines, Urgent Need for Conservation of Landbirds in U.S. and Canada. Report calls for unprecedented partnerships across ...
Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp Will Support Wildlife Conservation Through Federal Duck Stamp Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, formalizing a commitment by ...
Conservation Strategy for Imperiled Aquatic Species in the UTRB
The Strategy provides guidance to Field Offices in reevaluating current ("status quo") conservation approaches in order to deliver the most cost effective ...
Map of Federally Listed Species within the UTRB in Tennessee
Map of Listed and candidate aquatic species in the Upper Tennessee hydrologic sub-unit of Tennessee.
Three new darter species of the Etheostoma percnurum species complex (Percidae, subgenus Catonotus) from the Tennessee and Cumberland River Drainages
The federally endangered Duskytail Darter, Etheostoma percnurum Jenkins, is known from only six highly disjunct populations in the Tennessee and Cumberland ...
Successful Recovery and Removal from Endangered Species Act of Native Kentucky Plant a Victory for Conservation Partners
State of Kentucky and U.S. Forest Service played crucial role in recovering the white-haired goldenrod, adding to growing list of ESA successes
New National Wildlife Refuge Established to Protect Some of Appalachia’s Rarest Places
The Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge became America’s 563rd refuge today.
Chucky Madtom Draft Recovery Plan Available for Review
The Chucky madtom’s recovery now has a road map and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for your input before it is finalized to be sure it gives ...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Boosts State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts with $32 Million in Grants
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $32 million in grants to 20 states to help advance their collaborative efforts to conserve America’s ...
The Powell River gets Infusion of Freshwater Mussels in Restoration Effort
They're small, slimy and extremely slow moving. Freshwater mussels may not pass the eye test as one of nature's key players, but the unique filter-feeding ...
Georgia's Revised Wildlife Plan Approved and at Work
A statewide strategy to help conserve hundreds of Georgia animal and plant species has been revised and is being put into practice following federal approval.
Conserving imperiled species in the Upper Tennessee River Basin
When we think of river life, for many of us a handful of animals may come to mind – trout, smallmouth bass, muskie. But in the Southern Appalachians, waters of ...
Service Provides More Than $47 Million in Grants to States, Territories for Sensitive, Imperiled Species
Sensitive and imperiled species across the nation will benefit from $47,877,598 in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State Wildlife Grants ...
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