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Improving Recovery Outcomes for ESA Listed Species Continues

The Southeastern PCA, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, continues to work with partners across the region to support implementation of recovery and conservation efforts for a set of high-priority plants. Species listed as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act were recommended by FWS botanists to be considered for pilot project implementation and production of 3 short video documentaries in 2021 & 2022. For background and information on species selections, check out this post from 2021 and stay tuned on social media for upcoming video releases.

Additional funding is supporting continuation of 4 pilot projects, as well as development of 5 more. New species will rely on collaboration with partners with expertise and ongoing work to conserve them. Continued projects expand efforts throughout more of each species range or provide resources to conduct larger tasks. All efforts focus on obtaining recovery goals or preventing local extirpation.

These 5 species have been selected for additional pilot projects:

Euphorbia telephiodes
Helianthus schweinitzii
Linum arenicola
Oxypolis canbyi
Polygonella basiramia