Conservation in Alabama

Alabama has a long history of wildlife conservation which dates back to 1867. That year the first laws in the state to regulate hunting and fishing were introduced. With the creation of the State Oyster Inspector in 1891 the state legislature began to pave the way for the creation of a state conservation agency, and in 1907 the Department of Game and Fish was established through a bill authored by Representative Henry Stegall of Dale County. State Representative John Wallace of Madison County was appointed as the first commissioner of the Department. The Department’s duties included regulating wild bird and game harvests, setting hunting seasons and harvest limits, and issuing certificates for the scientific study of birds.

Get involved with one of these fine organizations:

Alabama Black Bear Alliance

Working for the conservation of the black bear in Alabama

Alabama Clean Water Partnership

Working TOGETHER for Clean Water

Alabama Coastal Foundation

Improve and Protect the Quality of Alabama Coastal Resources

Alabama Environmental Council

For a Clean and Healthy Alabama

Alabama Ornithological Society

Fostering a greater knowledge of birds and conservation of natural resources

Alabama Rivers Alliance

Water is Life

Alabama PALS

Working Together for an Unlittered Alabama

Alabama Wildflower Society

Alabama’s Native Plant Society

Alabama Wildlife Federation

Working for wildlife since 1935

Birmingham Audubon Society

A local chapter of the National Audubon Society

Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries

Cahaba River Society

Restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed

Conservation Alabama

Protecting the People and Places You Love

Environmental Education Association of Alabama

Teaching about the environment.

Friends of Bon Secour NWR

A support group for the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of the Locust Fork River

Only the people of Alabama can save it

Lake Watch of Lake Martin

Protecting the cleanest lake in Alabama

Land Trust of North Alabama

Our land. Our water. Our home.

Mobile Bay Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the Alabama Gulf Coast

Mobile Baykeeper

Protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed

Nature Conservancy of Alabama

Protecting the 5th most biologically diverse state in the U.S.

Sierra Club – Alabama Chapter

Wild South

Protecting Forests for Life

If you live in Alabama, help protect your open spaces!

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