Georgia rockcress threatened

Threatened Plant Species
8:13 am
Thu September 12, 2013

'Threatened' Status Sought For Ga. and Ala. Plant

Federal wildlife officials want the Georgia rockcress, found in Georgia and Alabama, to be classified as "threatened."
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Federal wildlife officials want a plant they say is found only in Georgia and Alabama to be classified as "threatened."

   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is seeking the designation for the Georgia rockcress. The plant has been a candidate for listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 2000.

   Wildlife officials also want about 786 acres of river bluff habitat designated as the plant's critical habitat. That land includes parts of six counties in Georgia and parts of seven counties in Alabama.

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