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    Due to the many interactions of their environment and habitat, migration may be generally slow and in most cases, the spread of all land snails within the Idaho forest occurs the hard way, by slowly crawling. The method of slowly crawling can be somewhat of a problem because snails such as the Allogona lombardii may sometimes only journey as far as a twenty inch radius from their place of birth during their lifetime, depending on the environmental conditions (Frest and Johannes, 1997).

    Passive transport by snails such as the A. lombardii  has be observed and some of those would include by stream or flooding or by animals, but how typical and successful such events are in establishing long-term range changes needs more study (Frest and Johannes, 1997). So far the few things we can make sure of is populations of the A. lombardii make significant seasonal migrations and few extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at challenging times of the year for breeding or hibernation sites (Encyclopedia of Life, 2012)

    Logging and grazing, mining, and road construction are all believed to had impacted the Allogona lombardii habitat throughout the Selway and the Lochsa Rivers, therefore removing a large portion of suitable habitat (Frest and Johannes, 1997). It is not certain whether a species similar to the Allogona lombardii can adapt and survive to such habitat destruction.  Nutrition