Forever Wild Land Trust
The M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area in Hale County near Cedarville is 3,342 acres of Black Belt prairie habitat that provides lots of recreational opportunities, including field trial sites and handicap hunting stations.
The Forever Wild Mulberry Fork WMA Tract stretches from Walker County into the northeastern portion of the Black Belt’s Tuscaloosa County. The 33,280 acres offer mountainous and wooded terrain along with springs and rocky bluffs. Besides hunting, there are opportunities for wildlife observation, boating and fishing.
The Forever Wild Old Cahawba Prairie Tract in Dallas County near Orrville adjoins the historic grounds of Alabama’s first permanent state capital at the confluence of the Cahaba and Alabama rivers. Public hunting is available and a trail system for hiking, biking and horseback riding is coming soon.
Forever Wild Pike County Pocosin near Troy supports two unique plant communities: “pocosin,” an unusual evergreen and an upland scrub-hardwood longleaf pine/reindeer moss. This 333-acre tract offers hunting opportunities, birdwatching along with the chance to view the rare plants.
The Forever Wild Red Hills Tracts in Monroe County near Franklin total 4,376 acres that provide crucial habitat for the federally listed Red Hills Salamander as well as many other rare plants and animals. Hunting, birdwatching and other wildlife viewing are among the activities available in the wet ravine and upland pine forest lands.
The Forever Wild Sipsey Tract in Tuscaloosa County near Buhl offers 3,431 acres of hardwood forest in the bottomlands and swamp lands along the flood plain of the Sipsey River. Besides hunting, these tracts offer camping, fishing, canoeing, wildlife observation and biking.