New York Times Features Alabama's War on Cogongrass - In September, the New York Times featured a story on state of Alabama's "war on cogongrass" an invasive weed that threatens forestry and agriculture in the state. Check out the story here
Forever Wild and Wildlife Management Areas - For people who care about wildlife management areas and public hunting lands, the latest edition has some interesting figures about Forever Wild and WMA's. Here is an excerpt:
"Since 1992, Forever Wild has secured 183,603 acres of public hunting lands that are part of the Alabama WMA system. These lands are distributed within 13 WMA's in 12 counties."
Some of the Forever Wild WMA's include:
Barbour WMA (26% owned by Forever WIld)
Cahaba WMA - (79% owned by Forever WIld)
Coosa WMA - (26% owned by Forever Wild)
Crow Creek WMA (8% owned by Forever Wild)
Freedom Hills WMA (75% owned by Forever Wild)
Laudedale WMA (31% owned by Forever Wild)
Lowndes WMA (15% owned by Forever WIld)
Mobile-Tensaw Delta & W.L. Holland WMA (11% owned by Forever Wild)
Mulberry Fork WMA (100% owned by Forever Wild)
Perdido River WMA (100% owned by Forever Wild)
Riverton WMA (100% owned by Forever Wild)
Skyline (James D. Martin) WMA (39% owned by Forever Wild)
Upper Delta WMA (100% owned by Forever Wild)
Recycling Grants - ADEM & Governor Riley have awarded eight recycling grants totaling $1.1 million.
Perry County Coal Ash Landfill Challenged - Environmental attorney David Ludder has filed suit to halt the coal ash shipments to Perry County.
A Tagged Manatee Named BAMA - Here is a great Mobile Register story about Alabama's first "tagged" manatee and the new Mobile Manatees Sighting Network program at Dauphin Island.
ADEM Nonpoint Conference - January 20th in Montgomery - Details - http://www.adem.state.al.us/Education%20Div/Conference/2010/10NPSConference.htm
Alabama Rivers Alliance Watershed Leadership Conference
Christmas/Holiday Gift Ideas
Weeks Bay Foundation - http://www.weeksbay.org/shopping_cart.htm
Alabama Wildlife Federation - http://www.alabamawildlife.org/news/?newsID=18
Alabama Coastal Foundation - http://www.joinacf.org/merchandise.html
Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama - http://landtrust-hsv.org/?p=561
Black Warrior Riverkeepers - http://blackwarriorriver.org/shop.html
Higher Ground Roasters - http://www.highergroundroasters.com/
Department of Conservation -
Alabama Museum of Natural History
Leading Scientific Organizations Position on Climate Change Letter