Help for Big Canoe Creek's Endangered Species
January 22, 2015
Biologists collect data regarding endangered mussels and fish in Big Canoe Creek. Read More...
State and Federal Agencies Work to Ensure Endangered Species Act Protections are Not Needed
May 13, 2014
Contacts: Stacy Shelton, Public Affairs Specialist A collaborative effort with federal and state agencies in the Southeast, industry and private landowners to proactively conserve at-risk species is starting to pay dividends. Thanks to new information, five more species will not require federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The five species wer... Read More...
Coosa Riverkeeper Newsletter
February 6, 2014
Coosa Riverkeeper's Issue 6 Winter 2014 newsletter highlights the great work accomplished on removing Goodwin's Mill Dam. Read More...
Service and its Partners Remove Another Dam in Greater Birmingham Area, Improves Aquatic Habitat
November 22, 2013
Big Canoe Creek is home to some of America’s rarest aquatic species. This week, a project sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will dramatically improve water quality and habitat of the creek, giving those imperiled species a better chance at recovery. The Service joined its partners in removing the Goodwin’s Mill Dam from Big Canoe Creek. The dam was constructed in the ea... Read More...
Dam destruction to create expanded habitat for rare Alabama fish
October 31, 2013
For nearly a century, a small dam on Turkey Creek in Jefferson County has threatened the survival of a tiny fish found nowhere else in the world. But after years of planning, the dam is about to come down – which will help expand the limited habitat of the vermilion darter and improve water quality for nearby communities.

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