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Blackside Dace Streams

Blackside dace  by Ellis LaudermilkThe maps and data on this page represent known blackside dace populations as of September 2009 and are not meant to represent every stream in which the species may occur. The blackside dace is known to occur in streams throughout much of the Upper Cumberland River watershed primarily above Cumberland Falls. A few disjunct populations are also known from the North Fork of Powell River watershed (Lee Co., Va.) and Staunton Creek watershed, Clinch River system (Scott Co., Va.).

Project Partners:
Blackside Dace Mapping Project PartnersThis project is a cooperative effort by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service Department of Forestry. 

Data sources:
• KSNPC Natural Heritage Database
• USFWS Endangered Species Database
• Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Natural Heritage Program Database
• Tennessee Valley Authority Natural Heritage Project Database

Explore the Data:
The blackside dace data is available in the following formats:

Google Earth logoKMZ file - blackside_ge.kmz (get Google Earth here)
blackside_dace_strms2009.shp (get ArcGIS Explorer here)
PDF maps

Additional Information:
NatureServe Explorer logoBlackside Dace species account

Contact: Send questions and comments via email to shauna.dunham@ky.gov.