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Forever Wild Program Makes Additional Public Land Purchases
February 23, 2007
Two tracts of ecologically sensitive property were recently purchased through the Forever Wild Program and the State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Lein said the majority of the money for the
The other tract recently purchased was 9,304 acres in
Grants from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program and Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program, both administered by NOAA and the U.S. Department of Commerce, were used to purchase the Perdido property.
The Nature Conservancy, which held the 9,304-acre tract until Forever Wild could purchase the land, owns an additional 5,000 acres in the Perdido River WMA. Lein said the division is exploring options to obtain federal funds to purchase the remaining acreage in 2007.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of