Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy 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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Mr. Charlie Pacas
Aquatics Specialist
Banff National Park of Canada
Box 900
Banff, Alberta
Banff, AB
T1L 1K2
Tel: 403-762-1418
Fax: 403-762-3240
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