Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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A photo of the oblong rocksnail taken by the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center
The once abundant oblong rocksnail is on the brink of extinction and needs federal protection, as it is now only found in 11 percent of its historical range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the unique snail as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). 
Tagged Mussels in Big Canoe Creek
Biologists placed 250 federally protected mussels into Alabama's Big Canoe Creek ten years after a dam was removed to restore habitat for fishes and mussels.
A man sitting alongside a creek.
ESA 50th Anniversary: More Important than Ever The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is the nation’s most important, and successful, tool to protect animals and plants at risk of extinction. The act currently covers 1,683 U.S. species and 646 foreign species. It serves as the emergency room for fish...
Group photo discussing safety protocols.
A collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is paving the way for effective biomonitoring of threatened and endangered aquatic snails in Alabama.
A wide view of the river with a field of Cahaba lilies.
Coal mining left a legacy of habitat destruction and polluted waters. The refuge must be cleaned up before it welcomes legions of outdoor enthusiasts. Today, 20 years after the refuge was created, it has the money, partners, and drive to do just that.
A green leafy shrub with purplish-black berries.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Georgia bully, a flowering shrub found in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, is not at risk of extinction and does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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