relict darter

An up-close photo of a brown-shaded relict darter.

Wildlife officials downgrade protection status of West Kentucky fish to ‘threatened’

BY: - September 26, 2023

A small fish native to a stream system in West Kentucky is having its federal protection status under the Endangered Species Act downgraded from “endangered” to “threatened” in large part due to decades of conservation efforts.  The relict darter, native to the Bayou de Chien stream system that runs through West Kentucky into the Mississippi […]