From longleaf pine forest and beaches along the Gulf to the mountains and forests of north Alabama, Alabama's varied geography provides for a wide range of plant and animal diversity. Our state boasts 18 river systems and more species of freshwater fish, mussels, turtles, snails and crayfish than any other state.
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Watch osprey couple, Josie and Elbert, as they nest and (hopefully!) raise babies along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Also known as the sea hawk, the osprey is North American’s only raptor that feasts almost exclusively on live fish, making it a vital indicator species for coastal and estuarine health.
Business and community leaders have witnessed how environmental restoration has contributed to local community and economnic growth around the Gulf.
See how oyster restoration projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have protected Alabama's shorelines and created jobs.
Alabama's Marine Program Director, Judy Haner, discusses opportunities for successful restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Nature Conservancy is experimenting with a variety of oyster restoration techniques in the southeastern United States.