Sicklefin redhorse — long known by the Cherokee and only recently recognized by western science — is an iconic species of the Little Tennessee watershed. […]
The Little Tennessee River Basin is a biological gem of North America.
Stretching across parts of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, the Little T Basin encompasses cold-water mountain trout streams, large rivers, and everything in between. It’s home to an incredible diversity of life: over 100 species of fish alone, including some found nowhere else in the world.
The Little T Native Fish Conservation Area (NFCA) was recognized in 2015. We work across agencies and organizations to conserve native fish on a large scale.