Read about  a Coosa River snail that has slithered its way back from the verge of extinction, in this link to a Birmingham News article.

Efforts of conservation groups and Alabama Power’s changes in the way it releases water from Coosa River dams helped the snail’s survival.

Tulotoma snails pictured on Choccolocco Creek in Talladega County. Photo from the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center

Alabama Land Trust knows all about the tulotoma snail, as a part of our protection of more than 10,000 acres of land in the Coosa River Basin watershed in Alabama. These protected acres include more than 10 miles of Choccolocco Creek in the Coosa River basin. The Choccolocco is historic habitat for the tulotoma snail.