Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rare plant known from Bankhead National Forest proposed for federal listing

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed endangered species act protection (federal listing) and critical habitat designation for three plants in the Southeastern United States.  One of those plants, the fleshy-fruit gladecress is known from the Bankhead National Forest in Lawerence County, Alabama.  Learn more about the efforts and how to comment at the link below.

The US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and a host of partners have been working to conserve and improve habitat for the fleshy-fruit gladecress on Bankhead for many years.

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