• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Threatened and Endangered Species

Femal Gray-Bat

Female Gray-Bat

USFWS

Definitions

Endangered - In danger of becoming an extinct species.

Threatened - Likely to be placed on the endangered list in the near future.

Monitored - A species that is currently being monitored for habitat loss or other environmental conditions that may eventually result in it being placed on either the threatened or endangered list in the foreseeable future.

Here at Fort Donelson, we currently have three species under these definitions. They are the endangered Gray Bat, the threatened Price's Potato Bean, and the monitored Bald Eagle. Please take some time to read the Fact Sheets on these protected species and learn how you can help them continue to survive so future generation can enjoy these and other such natural resources.

Fact Sheets

Bald Eagle

Prices potato Bean

Gray-Bat

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Did You Know?

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On February 16, 1862, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson to Ulysses Grant. Several years later, Buckner would serve as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1885, he would serve as a pallbearer to his old friend Ulysses Grant.