Federal agency proposes taking plant off threatened list

STANTON, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to take white-haired goldenrod off the list of threatened and endangered species.

The plant is unique to eastern Kentucky, only found in sandstone rock shelters or on sandstone cliffs with overhanging ledges in the Red River Gorge region. The Fish and Wildlife Service says the move to have it removed from the list under the Endangered Species Act follows more than two decades of collaboration and conservation work in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Meanwhile, the two federal agencies are working to conserve the Kentucky arrow darter. Fish and Wildlife and the Forest Service signed an agreement Monday committing to action to protect the small fish that’s found in some of the small headwater streams of the Daniel Boone.
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