Our state boasts five distinct geological regions and profound species diversity. We continue taking steps to protect and enhance critical species habitat that contributes to our state’s extraordinary biodiversity.
We work to protect this threatened species of aquatic freshwater snail native to the Alabama-Coosa river system through comprehensive studies, strategic partnerships and implementation of targeted watershed management plans. Our contributions to the snail’s recovery have been recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The rough hornsnail (Pleurocera foremani) (RHS) is a species of snail that is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Habitat for this snail species is found on certain sections of the Coosa River system – identified along stretches of Yellowleaf Creek (tributary to Lay Lake) and Mitchell Lake shorelines, and efforts have been made to protect and enhance this habitat.
A partner in the Alabama Bald Eagle Restoration Project for more than two decades, we help restore bald eagle populations by providing survey research crucial to protecting our national symbol and its habitat on the lakes we manage.
The longleaf pine ecosystem is one of the most diverse on Earth. We manage thousands of acres on our property and work with other partners through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore and establish new longleaf pine habitat.
We have contributed to ongoing efforts to expand populations of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, including enhancing longleaf pine habitat near Lake Mitchell and supporting the banding of adults and nestlings to facilitate survey, mapping and monitoring for health.