Forever Wild Board Meets at Lake Guntersville on June 21

The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its second quarterly meeting on June 21, 2012, at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Dr., Guntersville, Ala. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and will be held in the Lodge’s Goldenrod Room.
At this meeting the Forever Wild program’s annual report will be presented. Forever Wild program activities and tract assessments will be updated as well. This meeting will also serve as a public hearing for anyone who would like to make comments concerning this program.
The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments and nominations of tracts of land for possible Forever Wild Program purchase. Written nominations may be made by letter addressed to the State Lands Division, Room 464, 64 N. Union St., Montgomery, AL 36130.
Quarterly meetings of the Forever Wild Board are held to maximize public input into the program. Only through active public participation can the best places in Alabama be identified and protected in order to remain forever wild.
Lake Guntersville State Park has rebounded considerably after being slammed by a series of tornadoes last year. Reopened park attractions include the 18-hole Eagle’s Nest Golf Course, 36 miles of hiking trails, excellent fishing, 171 improved campsites, six primitive campsites, two rental campers, more than 35 geocaches, 21 chalets and 10 lakeside cabins. All of the 112 lodge rooms are now open and the Pinecrest Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit