Forever Wild Supports Alabama State Parks
Several Alabama State Parks have benefited from purchases made by the Forever Wild Land Trust. These include DeSoto, Monte Sano, Lake Guntersville and Cathedral Caverns. In addition to these state parks operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation, Forever Wild has purchased an addition to Tannehill Ironworks Historic State Park in Jefferson and Bibb counties.
The purchases to these parks extend the boundaries, facilitate additional hiking and camping opportunities where available, and serve as a buffer from development. These tracts also protect valuable habitat for wildlife. For example, nesting habitat for bald eagles is made possible by the Monsanto Tract addition to Lake Guntersville.
To learn more about specific Forever Wild Land Trust properties, visit www.alabamaforeverwild.com.
State Parks Honors Veterans with Free Admission
In honor of Veterans Day, Alabama State Parks will waive the entrance fee for veterans at all of its 22 state parks on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. Anyone who indicates they are a veteran will be admitted into the park day-use areas without charge. No identification will be required.
Veterans have been leaders in the development of state parks and other public lands across the country. Several of Alabama’s state parks were developed with help from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which employed numerous veterans. For example, DeSoto State Park is deeply steeped in CCC history. Some of the DeSoto cabins were built by the CCC with materials sourced from a quarry that can be viewed from one of the park’s hiking trails.
2012 Master National Retriever Club Hunt Test
This event was recently held at the M. Barnett Lawley Field Trial Area, and was a huge success. Competitors came from all over the country—from California, to Maryland, and even as far as Vancouver, Canada. The competitors and visitors who traveled to the event greatly impacted the local area economy, raising awareness of all of the wonderful natural resources that Alabama has to offer. Take a look at this video to learn more.
Forever Wild Goes Social
with New Website
Highlights Public Lands
Want to know where the best places are to camp, hike, bike, paddle, hunt and fish on public lands such as Alabama State Parks and Forever Wild land tracts? Check out our new interactive state map! To explore the map, click here.
To make sure we are providing the best possible visitor experience, we’re asking for feedback on your park visit. Online surveys are available for day-use visits, dining and overnight stays.
Whether you camped or stayed in one of the cabins or hotels, please tell us about your stay.
Outdoor Alabama — Something for Everyone
Whether you enjoy birdwatching, bass fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, or just reading about our state’s natural resources, you’ll find it in Outdoor Alabama magazine. Each subscription also includes the beautiful calendar issue in December and the photo contest issue in February.
Special Fall 2012 Edition of the Alabama State Parks eNewsletter
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