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  • WEEKS BAY TRACTS in Baldwin County consist of a 91 acre parcel and a 19.467 acre parcel. These tracts, which are largely comprised of forest and marsh wetland habitats, were acquired with financial...

  • THE WEEKS BAY HARRIS AND WORCESTER TRACTS in Baldwin County consist of a 64 acre parcel and a 49 acre parcel. These tracts, which are largely comprised of forest and marsh wetland habitats, were ac...

  • Weeks Bay Reserve encompasses more than 6,000 acres of tidal and forested wetlands within the greater Mobile Bay estuarine system along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge is a 25-acre (100,000 m sq) National Wildlife Refuge located in Jefferson County, Alabama, within the city limits of Bessemer.

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  • Walls Of Jerico Tract is a State Habitat Area...
  • Upper State Sanctuary is a State Habitat Area...
  • Upper Delta is a State Habitat Area...
  • TURKEY CREEK TRACT in Jefferson County consists of 462 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest along Turkey Creek. The tract is managed as a Nature Preserve and host’s passive recreational op...

  • TURKEY CREEK-THOMAS TRACT in Jefferson County consists of 48 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest along Turkey Creek. The tract is managed as a Nature Preserve and host=s passive recreational oppor...
  • Town Creek is a town in Lawrence County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, as well as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census...

  • After opening the property to the public, roughly one third of it was added to the Barbour County Wildlife Management Area to increase acreage available for public hunting.

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  • The other 2/3rds of the property are used for natural science education and non-consumptive recreational activities such as nature study, photography, hiking, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding and...
  • THE SIPSEY-ROBERTSON TRACT addition in Tuscaloosa County consists of approximately 280 acres. This tract, as well as the Sipsey-Sullivan Tract and the Sipsey-Randolph Tract (all adjoining), is loca...

  • THE SIPSEY SULLIVAN TRACT addition in Tuscaloosa County consists of approximately 29,980 acres. This tract, as well as the Sipsey-Robertson Tract and the Sipsey-Randolph Tract

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  • THE SIPSEY-RANDOLPH TRACT addition in Tuscaloosa County consists of approximately 153 acres. This tract, as well as the Sipsey-Sullivan Tract and the Sipsey-Robertson Tract (all adjoining), is loca...

  • The Salco and Middle River Tract in Mobile County consists of 1,764 acres of various wetland habitats in the west-central portion of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta; just north of Interstate 65.

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  • The Ruffner Mountain Addition Tract was purchased to enhance environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities in the densely populated greater Birmingham metro area.

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  • The Riggins Tract is operated, along with other federal and state land acquisitions in the area, as part of the Lowndes Wildlife Management Area. It is used primarily for public hunting.

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  • The PIKE COUNTY POCOSIN TRACT was purchased as a nature preserve and to provide opportunities for ecological education and hunting. This tract has two unique plant communities.

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  • The Lauderdale and Freedom Hills WMA Tract Additions in Northwest Alabama. This 31,414 acre acquisition provides for 21 tracts that serve as public land additions to two Wildlife Management Areas w...

  • THE INDIAN MOUNTAIN TRACT consists of 514 acres of mountainous upland hardwood forest along a route which will permit the connection of the Pinhoti Trail in the Talladega National Forest of Alabama wi...
  • The Grand Bay Savanna Tract consists of coastal marsh, maritime forest and piney flatwoods.

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  • The Grand Bay Savanna Addition Tract consists of coastal marsh, maritime forest and piney flatwoods. These habitats provide excellent food and cover for many plant and animal species.

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  • The Freedom Hills is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • THE COON CREEK TRACT was purchased to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. This tract located on the banks of Yates Reservoir on the Tallapoosa River will provide recreational opportunities ...

  • The 3,924 acre Coldwater Mountain Tract was acquired to provide outdoor recreation and environmental conservation in the east central part of Alabama.

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  • THE CERTAIN TRACT (Dedicated by Forever Wild Resolution as the Certain Nature Preserve and Recreation Area) in Madison County consists of 340 acres that serve as an addition to tracts protected and ma...
  • The BLOWING SPRING CAVE TRACT in Lauderdale County consist of 60 acres that was purchased as a nature preserve. This tract has maternity cave habitat that is vital to the federally listed endangere...

  • The Bayou Canot Tract in Mobile County consists of 1,933 acres of various wetland habitats in the west-central portion of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta; just south and west of Interstate 65. A $1,000,000...

  • The Splinter Hill Bog-International Paper Addition Tract consists of approximately 264.55 acres of longleaf pine and bog habitat at the headwaters of the Perdido River. The tract adjoins the Splint...

  • Sipsey Swamp Mitigation Area is a State Mitigation Site...
  • The Sipsey Wilderness lies within Bankhead National Forest around the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River in northwestern Alabama, USA. The Sipsey Wilderness is the third largest wilderness area...

  • The SHOAL CREEK PRESERVE TRACT in Lauderdale County consists of approximately 298 acres. Habitats across the site include fallow fields, mature upland hardwood stands and scenic creek bottoms. Waterwa...
  • Shiflett Parcel is a State Wildlife Management Area

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  • Sauta Cave NWR (known as Blowing Wind Cave NWR until 1999) is a 264 acre Refuge purchased in 1978 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bat and their critical habitat....

  • THE POST-OAK FLAT TRACT in Jackson County consists of 2,433 acres adjoining the Walls of Jericho Tract, which was purchase in 2004. The tract is comprised of mountainous and wooded terrain, hosting...

  • The Perdido River is a 65.4-mile-long (105.3 km) river in the U.S. states of Alabama and Florida.

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  • The Pea River is a 154-mile-long (248 km) tributary of the Choctawhatchee River near Geneva, Alabama. It is a popular destination for those with canoes and other small boats, as well as fishermen s...

  • Mud Creek is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • Mountain Longleaf NWR is located within the Southern Appalachian Mountains between Atlanta, Georgia (90 miles) and Birmingham, Alabama (60 miles). The City of Anniston, Alabama is located adjacent ...

  • Monte Sano, Spanish for “Mountain of Health,” rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. The mountain has attracted visitors since the mid 1820’s with the establishment of the to...

  • Mobile-Tensaw Delta Ciap Parcel is a State Habitat Area...
  • Manbone is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • Mallard-Fox Creek is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located on top of Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama, and DeSoto State Park. Created by an act of Congress in 1992, th...
  • Lillian Swamp Mitigation Area is a State Mitigation Site...
  • THE LILLIAN SWAMP SOUTH ADDITION TRACT was purchased to support a large watershed acquisition project intended to facilitate a multi-state ecosystem protection effort. This tract is located within ...

  • Lauderdale & Freedom Hills Wma Tract Additions is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • Lauderdale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 27,101. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 26,795 .

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  • Key Cave NWR is one of eleven National Wildlife Refuges located in the State of Alabama.

    Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located in northwestern Alabama,...

  • James D. Martin - Skyline Wildlife Management Area is an extensive tract of wild lands in northeastern Alabama, which hosts the state's only population of Ruffed Grouse.

    Area Co...

  • Jacobs Hills is a open space preserve in Royalston, Massachusetts acquired in 1975 by the land conservation non-profit organization The Trustees of Reservations. The preserve includes scenic vistas...

  • Jacinto Port Forever Wild/SLD (Forest Legacy) tracts-upland portions – Located east of Saraland in Mobile County, Jacinto Port represents an upland-sandhill component of the extensive Mobile-...

  • The Hays Nature Preserve hosts several miles of paved trails that follow the Flint River and its associated oxbow lakes through low riparian habitat, old fields, and a golf course. This is an incre...

  • The Grand Bay Savanna Little River Rd Addition Tract consists of coastal marsh, maritime forest and piney flatwoods. These habitats provide excellent food and cover for many plant and animal specie...

  • The GRAND BAY SAVANNA- GIDDENS TRACT ADDITION consists of coastal marsh, marititme forest and piney flatwoods. These habitats provide excellent food and cover for many plant and animal species. The...

  • The Grand Bay Savanna Addition Tract is an addition to The Grand Bay Savanna State Nature Preserve located in Mobile County. This addition consists of 662 acres, which were acquired with financial ...

  • The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is a species of the Gopherus genus native to the southeastern United States. The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that...

  • Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest and most undeveloped parklands. Have over 10 miles of trails that wind through bottomlands, swamps, and sloughs, suitable for hiking or mountai...

  • Gaston Parcel is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • Freedom Hills is a mountain range in Franklin County in the state of Alabama (AL). Freedom Hills climbs to 663 feet (202.08 meters) above sea level.

    Area Covered : 3110...

  • The Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 12 miles south of Jackson. The sanctuary boasts of 5,500 acres full of protected wildlife while also serving to introduce the youth of Alaba...

  • Fowl River is a 14.4-mile-long brackish river in Mobile County, Alabama. It originates near Theodore and then splits into the East Fowl River and the West Fowl River. The East Fowl River discharges...

  • The Flint Creek Botanical Area of the Bankhead National Forest includes a diverse assemblage of natural plant communities,The Flint Creek Botanical Area follows the West Flint Creek drainage system...

  • Fern Cave NWR was purchased in 1981 "... to conserve (A) fish or wildlife which are listed as endangered species or threatened species... or (B) plants... U.S.C. 1534 (Endangered Species Act o...

  • Dugger Mountain Wilderness is Alabama's third and newest wilderness area. Dedicated April 2000, Dugger Mountain Wilderness covers 9,200 acres (3,700 ha) of Talladega National Forest in Calhoun Coun...

  • Located in Jackson County in the Tennessee River Basin, this site involves the restoration of a bottomland hardwood forested wetland system and the creation of a waterfowl management area.

  • The Coon Gulf Dixon tract offers many unique natural attributes, which will be protected through fee-simple title acquisition, held and managed by the State Lands. Division of the Alabama Departmen...

  • The Conecuh River and Escambia River constitute a single 258-mile-long (415 km) river in Alabama and Florida in the United States. The Conecuh River rises near Union Springs in the state and flows 198...
  • Rising south of downtown, the forested slopes of Coldwater Mountain provide the perfect emerald backdrop to much of Anniston’s cityscape. Although the 3,924 acre of Coldwater Mountain tract w...

  • Choccolocco is an unincorporated community in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States.

    Area Covered : 56,000 acres

    Dt. Of Estd./History: 183...

  • Cheaha State Park is a 2,799-acre (11.33 km sq) state park in Alabama, located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties. Park facilities include a lodge, restaurant, general store, camps...

  • Catoma Creek is a Stream in Montgomery County, Alabama. It has an elevation of 37 meters, or 121 feet.

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  • Canoe Creek Mitigation Area is a State Mitigation Site...
  • The Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama and is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States. The Cahaba River is a major tributary of the Alabama...

  • Brantley Mitigation Area is a State Mitigation Site...
  • Bayou Sara Tract- Forest Legacy is a State Wildlife Management Area...
  • Bayou Sara Tract in Mobile County consists of 232 acres of wetlands and uplands adjoining the Jacinto Port Tract within the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

    Area Covered : 12550 ac...

  • Bartram's Garden (46 acres) is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America, including an historic botanical garden and arboretum (8 acres, established circa 1728), located on the west bank...

  • Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia. As of 2010 the population was 27,457. Its county seat is...

  • Located in Autauga county, north of Prattville

    Area Covered : 130 acres

    Activities and Recreation: Dove hunting only, in season

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