Conservation group opposing Thacker Pass lithium mine seeks endangered status for Kings River pyrg (snail)
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
The Western Watersheds Project (WWP) has petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the rare Kings River pyrg (freshwater snail) under the Endangered Species Act. The pyrg is only known to live in 13 small isolated springs around Thacker Pass in Humboldt County, an area where Canada-based Lithium Americas plans to develop a lithium mine. Kings River pyrg ( Pyrgulopsis imperialis ) on substrate pebble (Photo: Lynne Buckner).