Little Tennessee Native Fish Conservation Area

Conserving the Little T’s aquatic life

Native Fish Conservation Areas are river basins managed for the conservation and restoration of native fish and other aquatic life, as well as compatible recreational and commercial uses. It’s a non-regulatory, collaborative approach incorporating biological needs and local community values.

The Partnership is organized around a Steering Committee, and has five Conservation Teams: Outreach, Assessment, and On the Ground Implementation, Fundraising, and Communications.


Little T Updates…

Video: Sicklefin Redhorse Restoration

Sicklefin redhorse — long known by the Cherokee and only recently recognized by western science — is an iconic species of the Little Tennessee watershed. Join Luke Etchison of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to learn about science and restoration of this incredible fish.

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2019 Accomplishments Report

2019 was another outstanding year for the partnership, from creating a Facebook page, publishing journal articles, propagation and reintroduction of multiple fish and mussel species, restoring stream banks, Shade Your Stream tree planting events and more. View photos and read about our efforts to protect the Little Tennessee watershed here!

LT-NFCP 2019 Accomplishments

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2018 Accomplishments Report

2018 was another outstanding year for the partnership, from creating a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LittleTennesseeNativeFishConservationArea/, publishing journal articles, propagation and reintroduction of multiple fish and mussel species, restoring stream banks, Shade Your Stream tree planting events and more.

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2017 Accomplishments - a big year

2017 was a tremendous year for the partnership, from getting snorkeling events going to recording video for upcoming movie shorts about the basin. Read more here.

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