Atlantic white cedar swamps are a rare habitat found in an approximately 100 mile stretch of the eastern Atlantic coast of the United states. The base of these swamps is made of peat, an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. The bases of the trees growing in these swamps are often covered in a moss that is often a great source of food for the Olive Vertigo.

The Olive Vertigo is not used by humans and does not seem to have any influence on humans as it is a fairly rare species that is only found in the habitat mentioned above. (Poeske 2011) It is unknown if the Olive Vertigo is prey to any particular predators.