Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Banff Springs Snail (Physella johnsoni) in Canada

The Banff Springs Snail is a globally rare snail with a highly specialized habitat and restricted distribution. It has been recorded from eleven thermal springs in Banff National Park, was extirpated from six springs, and has now been re-established into two springs. Snail populations fluctuate seasonally by up to two orders of magnitude, making population trends difficult to ascertain. While the species does not appear to be in danger of extinction, some populations appear to be at greater risk of extirpation than others.

Consultation period: 2006-11-08 to 2007-01-07

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Species Conservation and Management
Natural Resource Conservation
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