Vote Yes for Forever Wild on November 6

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Vote Yes on November 6 for Alabama’s Forever Wild Program


Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a proud member of Alabamians for Forever Wild, a diverse coalition of conservation, environmental, hunting and angling, outdoor recreation, and business entities from all across Alabama that have come together in support of protection and reauthorization of Forever Wild funding.

Created in 1992 by a constitutional referendum that garnered 83% of the vote, Forever Wild is a program dedicated to preserving Alabama’s most beautiful and environmentally sensitive land, all while expanding the recreational opportunities available to the public. The program protects land for recreation, hunting, and fishing — without raising taxes. It will expire unless citizens vote yes for Amendment One on November 6.

We are grateful for the work Forever Wild has done to secure public lands for outdoor recreation for our citizens, the ecological integrity of Alabama’s landscape, as well as the flow of outdoor recreation and tourism dollars to local communities. Forever Wild properties in the Black Warrior River watershed include the Mulberry Fork Wildlife Management Area, M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area, Turkey Creek Tract, Turkey Creek-Thomas Tract, and the Ruffner Mountain Addition Tract.

Tim Gothard, Executive Director of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, has been a tireless promoter of Forever Wild. As Tim points out, “The people of Alabama have a unique opportunity to vote YES in November 2012 to continue Forever Wild as we know it. By doing so, we will secure for the long term unique examples of Alabama’s outdoor recreation and ecological heritage for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.”

Visit for updates about the program and ways you can help support its continued success. And please encourage friends and colleagues to vote yes on November 6!


Forever Wild tracts in the Black Warrior River watershed.

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, a Forever Wild tract in Pinson, features this popular swimming hole. Photo by Nelson Brooke.

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