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Current Field Projects

picture of bald eagleThe TVA Natural Heritage Project conducts fieldwork aimed at protecting threatened and endangered species and environmentally sensitive areas on public land administered by TVA.

Activities carried out by the project’s staff members include monitoring species populations, educating the public, and managing and maintaining habitats, including caves at TVA-managed sites. They also conduct seasonal nature walks at TVA Natural Areas.

Current species-monitoring projects and their locations are listed here:

Plants

   

Mountain skullcap monitoring
(Scutellaria montana)

 

Hamilton & Marion counties, Tennessee

     

Ruth’s golden aster monitoring
(Pityopsis ruthii)
(picture)

 

Along the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers

     

Green Pitcher Plant (assist the Nature Conservancy) (Sarracenia oreophile)

 

Towns County, Georgia


 Terrestrial animals

   

Winter bald eagle survey
(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 

Norris Reservoir

     

Breeding bald eagle survey (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 

Tennessee River Watershed

     

Gray bats
(Myotis grisescens)
(picture)

 

• Caves on TVA-managed lands
• Annual gray bat maternity cave survey

     

Indiana bats
(Myotis sodalis)

 

Tennessee River Watershed

     

Aquatic animals

   

Spring pygmy sunfish
(Elassoma alabamae)

 

Limestone County, Alabama


 

 

 

 

           
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