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Presented on behalf of: Forever Wild Land Trust Department of Conservation and Natural Resources F orever Wild A State Government program to purchase land for use as… A State Government program to purchase land for use as… Nature Preserves
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Exhibited in the interest of: Forever Wild Land Trust Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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F orever Wild A State Government system to buy land for utilization as…

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A State Government project to buy land for utilization as… Nature Preserves

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A State Government project to buy land for utilization as… Nature Preserves Recreation Areas

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A State Government project to buy land for utilization as… Nature Preserves Recreation Areas

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A State Government system to buy land for utilization as… Nature Preserves Recreation Areas State Parks

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A State Government system to buy land for utilization as… Nature Preserves Recreation Areas State Parks

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A State Government system to buy land for utilization as… Nature Preserves Recreation Areas State Parks Wildlife Management Areas

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B ackground Voted in as Alabama Constitutional Amendment 543 in 1992

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B ackground Voted in as Alabama Constitutional Amendment 543 in 1992 Passed by 83% of the votes

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B ackground Voted in as Alabama Constitutional Amendment 543 in 1992 Passed by 83% of the votes Program Funding Life: 1992-2012

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$ F unding $ 10% (not to surpass $15 million/year) $ Land Acquisitions turn into a segment of the Alabama Trust Fund $ 90 % $

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F unding Sunset condition finishes Funding in 2012

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Forever Wild Board of Trustees 15 voting individuals One part might be the Department's Commissioner [ADCNR] who should likewise serve as Chairman of the Board. One part should be the State Forester . One part should be the Executive Director of the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium . Three individuals which should be named by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education from Departments of Biology, Zoology, Environmental Sciences and Wildlife Science from qualified four-year organizations of advanced education in Alabama. Nine individuals from each of the three geological locales of the State selected by three gatherings speaking to diverse premiums and to serve 6 year terms

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L and to be obtained from willing venders , at a cost not to surpass Fair Market Value

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Partners The Nature Conservancy of Alabama Ducks Unlimited Alabama Lands Trusts The Alabama Wildlife Federation The Attorney General’s Office Environmental Section North American Wetlands Conservation Act: USFWS National Coastal Wetlands Program: USFWS-Forest Legacy Program: USFS-Coastal Impact Assistance Program: NOAA Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program: NOAA Thamnophis s. sirtalis – Eastern Gartersnake

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A cquisitions 72 Acquisitions (expense basic & long haul entertainment leases) 23 Counties 209,874 sections of land $126.8 Million in property estimations (at time of procurement)

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M anagement Policy Multiple Use Philosophy Nature Preserve Recreation Area State Park Wildlife Management trekking, angling, nature study, open air instruction, fledgling watching, chasing, photography, outdoors... Dividers of Jericho Tract

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M anagement Policy Multiple Use Philosophy Nature Preserve Recreation Area State Park Wildlife Management trekking, angling, nature study, outside training, winged animal watching, chasing, photography, outdoors... Versatile Tensaw Delta

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M anagement Policy Multiple Use Philosophy Nature Preserve Recreation Area State Park Wildlife Management climbing, angling, nature study, outside training, flying creature watching, chasing, photography, outdoors... Excellent Bay Savanna Tract

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L and Stewardship Habitat Restoration Prescribed shoot Invasive species control Native species reintroduction The Wehle Tract

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L and Stewardship Habitat Restoration Prescribed discharge Invasive species control Native species reintroduction Hydrology reclamation The State Cattle Ranch

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L and Stewardship Habitat Restoration Prescribed discharge Invasive species control Native species reintroduction Hydrology rebuilding Mobile Tensaw Delta

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L and Stewardship Habitat Restoration Prescribed discharge Invasive species control Native species reintroduction Hydrology reclamation Grand Bay Savanna

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L and Stewardship Resource Protection & Law Enforcement Land Stewardship Officer Brandon Honeycutt

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L and Stewardship Timber administration Coosa WMA Tract

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E ducational Opportunities Field Trips & Graduate Research Projects Mobile Tensaw Delta Auburn University Student & Keith Gauldin

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E ducational Opportunities Field Trips & Graduate Research Projects Mobile Tensaw Delta Auburn University Student & Jeremy Doss

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E ducational Opportunities Field Trips & Graduate Research Projects Jacinto Port Tract University of South Alabama Graduate Students

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E ducational Opportunities Field Trips & Graduate Research Projects Walls of Jericho Tract University of Alabama Huntsville Students

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A cquisitions 72 Acquisitions (expense basic & long haul entertainment leases) 23 Counties 209,874 sections of land $126.8 Million in property estimations (at time of procurement)

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G untersville State Park Additions Monsanto Nature Preserve & Recreation Nesting Habitat for Growing Population of Bald Eagles 209 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #1 Located on Lake Guntersville in Marshall County September 13, 1994 Eagle Roost View Secured Public View of Bald Eagle Roost Habitat 17 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #13 February 4, 1999 Haliaeetus leucocephalus - Bald Eagle

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T he Wehle Tract Recreation & Wildlife Management Area 1,505 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #2 Bullock County October 28, 1994 Procyon lotor-Raccoon Gopherus polyphemus Gopher Tortoise

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C oon Creek Recreation & Nature Preserve 320 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #3 Located on Yates Lake in Tallapoosa County February 1, 1995 Environmental Education Study Area Flora distributed 2008, 503 species Terrapene carolina Eastern Box Turtle Argiope aurantia Banded Garden Spider

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G rand Bay Savanna Nature Preserve Extensive living space reclamation through CIAP $2 million in Federal awards 5,151 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #4, 24, 38, & 56 Located coastal of the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile County May 7, 1996, November 18, 2002, June 30, 2004, & December 20, 2006 Cambarus sp. Crawfish Sarracenia sp. Pitcher Plant

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L owndes WMA-Additions The Riggins & Big Swamp Creek Tracts Wildlife Management Area 624 sections of land & 1,343 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #5 & 69 Lowndes County September 26, 1996 & August 21, 2009 Ardea herodias-Great Blue Heron Hibiscus moschuetos Crimson peered toward Rosemallow Actias luna-Luna Moth

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F ort Toulouse Recreation 254 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #6 Located along the Alabama River in Elmore County May 27, 1997 Historic Preservation and Research Opportunities in the improvement of Native American societies, the cooperation in the middle of Indian and European societies and the State's advancement of Alabama Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina Wren Archilochus colubris-Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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I ndian Mountain Nature Preserve & Recreation 594 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #7 & 18 Cherokee County September 18, 1997 & December 3, 2001 Facilitates in length separation climbing through the association of the Pinhoti Trail in the Talledega National Forest of Alabama with the Appalachian Trail in Georgia Wood Thrush home Opuntia humifusa Prickly Pear Cactus

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B lakeley Addition State Park 420 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #8 Located on the Mobile's edge Delta marshlands in Baldwin County January 28, 1998 Historic Preservation of tract utilized by ancient Indian social orders, European pioneers, early American pilgrims, Civil War fighters and eras of agriculturists Heliconius charithonia Zebra Butterfly Bubo virginianus-Great Horned Owl

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B lowing Springs Cave Habitat Conservation & Nature Preserve Cave Habitat indispensable to the Conservation & Protection of the Threatened Gray Bat 60 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #9 Lauderdale County April 15, 1998

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M onte Sano State Park & Huntsville Trail System Additions Recreation & Nature Preserve 197 sections of land, 40 sections of land, 340 sections of land, & 154 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #10, 35, 53, & 59 Madison County September 4, 1998, February 20, 2004, July 23, 2006, & February 6, 2008 Big Cats Creek & Periwinkle Spring backings a little populace of governmentally recorded wildflowers Certain Tract has one of the main perpetual springs in that divide of the mountain, furthermore bolsters a little populace of uncommon plants MSP-North Slope Addition has the Mountain Mist Trail which winds it path around Monte Sano Mountain Eurycea lucifuga – Cave Salamander Trillium stamineum – Twisted Trillium

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C oldwater Mountain Nature Preserve & Recreation 3,924 sections of land, 280 sections of land, & 20 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #11, 32, & 50 Calhoun County October 2, 1998, December 3, 2003, & March 2, 2006 Protection of nearby watershed for Coldwater Spring, a novel biological environment and wellspring of drinking water for neighborhood regions Mimosa microphylla-Sensitive Brier Pityopsis sp. - Golden-aster Symphyotrichum sp. Purple Aster

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P ike County Pocosin Nature Preserve 190 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #12 Pike County January 20,1999 Supports two exceptional plant groups: a phenomenal scour hardwood/longleaf pine/reindeer greenery vegetation sort and an unordinary evergreen plant group Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper

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S ipsey River Swamp Nature Preserve & Recreation 2,998 sections of land, 280 sections of land, &153 sections of land Forever Wild Tract #14, 22, & 28 Located along the floodplains of the Sipsey River inTuscaloosa County June 14, 1999, Aug