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Press Release

Forever Wild Board Meets in Montgomery February 6

January 10, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its first quarterly meeting on February 6, 2014, at the Alabama State Capitol Auditorium in Montgomery, Ala. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
 
At this meeting, the Forever Wild program’s annual report will be presented. Forever Wild program activities and nominations discussed at previous meetings will be updated as well. 
 
This meeting is open to the public and provides an opportunity to discuss nominations of tracts of land for possible Forever Wild Program purchase as well as make comments concerning the program. Written nominations may be made through the Forever Wild website, www.alabamaforeverwild.com, or 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.
 
Since 1992, the Forever Wild Land Trust program has completed the acquisition of 104 tracts of land totaling 240,678 acres. These public lands are found within 26 of Alabama’s 67 counties providing Alabamians and visitors with opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, trail riding, wildlife viewing and other outdoor enjoyment as well as preserving the state’s natural heritage. All of this acreage is public land managed as nature preserve/recreation areas, additions to wildlife management areas and additions to Alabama State Parks.
 
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 www.outdooralabama.com. 
 
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