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:
Working for the conservation of the black bear in Alabama
Working TOGETHER for Clean Water
Improve and Protect the Quality of Alabama Coastal Resources
For a Clean and Healthy Alabama
Fostering a greater knowledge of birds and conservation of natural resources
Water is Life
Working Together for an Unlittered Alabama
Alabama’s Native Plant Society
Working for wildlife since 1935
A local chapter of the National Audubon Society
Protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries
Restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed
Protecting the People and Places You Love
Teaching about the environment.
A support group for the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Only the people of Alabama can save it
Protecting the cleanest lake in Alabama
Our land. Our water. Our home.
A chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
Protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed
Protecting the 5th most biologically diverse state in the U.S.
Protecting Forests for Life