Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

ACF Announces Wetlands Compliance Workshops

July 12, 2024
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The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) has announced wetlands compliance workshops for August 8 at the Weeks Bay Resource Center in Fairhope and August 20 at the Mobile Area Association of Realtors in Mobile. These events provide required continuing education credits for realtors, planners, developers and attorneys involved with land-use activities. Held every other year, the…

Alabama Waters Open For Shrimping June 1

May 31, 2024
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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that on June 1 at 6 a.m., all inside waters not permanently closed by law or regulation will open for shrimp harvesting. This includes Mobile Bay, Bon Secour Bay, Mississippi Sound, Perdido Bay, Arnica Bay, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon. Licensed live bait dealers holding…

Local Women Conservation Enforcement Officers Recognized

May 24, 2024
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As part of the SEC Softball Tournament last week at Auburn University, eight women conservation enforcement officers from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) were honored during the tournament and with a shopping trip by Academy Sports + Outdoors. The officers honored from Mobile County were Monique Ard and Jessica Spears. ADCNR…

Gulf State Park Pier Repairs Hit Milstone

May 10, 2024
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The reconstruction of the Gulf State Park Pier recently reached a milestone when the walkway to the octagon on the end was partially completed, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Missing pilings and decking components have been replaced all the way to the octagon, which will allow construction workers much easier…

ADCNR Law Enforcement Section To Pursue NAWLEA Accreditation

May 3, 2024
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The Law Enforcement Section of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division has announced it will pursue accreditation through the North American Wildlife Law Enforcement Accreditation (NAWLEA) program. Alabama joins Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Virginia as one of the first five conservation departments in the country to…

Winners Of Photo Contest Announced

April 5, 2024
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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has announced the winners of the 2024 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest. Winning photos were selected from nearly 2,000 images that were entered. “From the mountains in North Alabama to the state’s Gulf Coast, the winning images in this year’s Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest highlight the natural…

Project Suggestions Being Accepted For GOMESA Funding

March 15, 2024
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In anticipation of an upcoming 2023 Alabama Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funding disbursement, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division is accepting project suggestions for activities and programs to be funded through Alabama GOMESA. GOMESA sets forth authorized uses of proceeds for the purposes of coastal protection, including…

Successful Oyster Season Closes

Successful Oyster Season Closes

January 19, 2024
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The Marine Resources Division (MRD) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that all public water bottoms will close to the harvest of oysters today at 2 p.m. The season, which has been open since October 2, 2023, saw more than 32,000 sacks of oysters harvested, totaling almost 2.7 million pounds…

Oyster Management Meeting Set For Bayou La Batre

Oyster Management Meeting Set For Bayou La Batre

August 11, 2023
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The Marine Resources Division (MRD) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will host an oyster meeting on August 24 at 1-3 p.m. at the Bayou La Batre Community and Senior Center in Irvington. The focus of the meeting will be to update the community about MRD activities related to the management of…

Saltwater Anglers Set Records

Saltwater Anglers Set Records

January 13, 2023
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Alabama’s saltwater anglers have been on a record-setting pace with 11 fish entering the record books from October 2021 to October 2022, and two of those records remained on the books for only months, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced. ADCNR Marine Resources Division Director Scott Bannon said the only year…

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