Alabama’s Forever Wild Program Seeks Public Input

Tomorrow evening (February 27), Alabama State Lands Division will host a public listening session at Jefferson State Community College’s Shelby campus regarding Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust. The event will begin at 6 PM.

Forever Wild, established through constitutional amendment in 1992, is a program that acquires and maintains public lands for recreational use, increasing public access to activities like hunting and fishing. The land has also been used to expand various State Parks with over 200 miles of trails added since its inception. While so much crucial work  has been done to conserve our natural resources and create accessibility to our state’s natural wonders, the land trust still owns only a fraction of lands available in Alabama.

We want to encourage our readers to attend this public listening session to learn more about Forever Wild’s five-year plan and give feedback about their own experiences on Alabama’s public lands. It is also a great opportunity to share any suggestions for future activities on currently held Forever Wild lands. If you are not able to attend the meeting tomorrow, you can go to Forever Wild’s website and submit any comments at the bottom of their Five-Year Plan page. We’ll be live-tweeting the event tomorrow. Follow us on Twitter at @Conserve_AL

The address for Jeff State is listed below:

Jefferson State Community College – Shelby Campus

4600 Valleydale Rd.

Birmingham, AL 35242

We thank you in advance for your input and your time!


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