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A stretch below Highland dam that is a good representation of what the stream will look like once dams are removed. Credit: Nick Millett/USFWS

The journey of our West Virginia Field Office on the state’s very first stream enhancement dam removal project!

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Biologists racing to save this freshwater mussel from extinction were thrilled to discover female mussels in Southwest Virginia. Can we save it?

A pair of Roseate Terns on Gull Island, NY. Studies on Gull Island, in 1975, reported the hybridization of common terns and roseate terns. Similar crosses have not been documented since.

Photo Credit: Sarah Nystrom

Happy Endangered Species Day! Our biologists team up every day with people across the Northeast to bring our over 100 protected wildlife and plants closer to recovery. Today we’re bringing you updates on a few projects that are doing just that.