Proposal to List Eastern Black Rail – Update

Eastern Black Rail Listing Update In October, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced their proposal to list the Eastern Black Rail subspecies as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). After a review of the best available information, the Service determined the subspecies meets the definition of threatened because it is likely to [...]

By |2019-02-27T10:45:31-05:00February 27th, 2019|Endangered Species, Initiatives|

Species in the News

Saltmarsh Sparrow in the New York Times Saltmarsh Sparrows nest in high marsh grasses just above the mean high tide line. They have naturally adapted to occasional flooding events; eggs can survive short periods of inundation and young birds often climb to safety in the grass above the nest. However, more than a foot of [...]

By |2019-02-27T10:44:20-05:00February 27th, 2019|Endangered Species, Initiatives|

Red Knot Banding Season is Here!

Juvenile red knot (note the greenish-yellow legs) getting a band. USFWS Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, Audubon, and Clemson University worked to trap and band red knots moving through South Carolina during the Spring 2015 migration season. The crews were able to [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:41:59-04:00April 24th, 2015|Endangered Species|