Global Protection: None. No occurrences appropriately protected and managed
Comments: There is a possibility that at least one occurrence may border the Conecuh National Forest in Alabama.
Needs: Make it a candidate for federal listing; protect populations through acquisitions and easements by working with government agencies and conservation organizations; establish buffers and streamside management zones for all agricultural, silvicultural, mining, and developmental activities; maintain high water and benthic habitat quality; consider propagation and reintroduction of cultured stock, and consider federal listing if populations decline further. Conservation activities have been limited to working with private landowners in south Alabama and west Florida to encourage the use of Best Management Practices to reduce the effects of agriculture and silviculture. (see USFWS, 2003)