Project Description

Alabama Projects

Our staff has completed a number of projects in Alabama, most recently in the Alabama River Basin and the Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. The majority of these tracts are wildlife and timber tracts on rolling terrain, that contain planted pine forests, dry hardwood and mixed pine forests, mesic hardwood forests, hardwood forests, longleaf pine forests, early successional areas, wildlife food plots, open areas, floodplain forests, and riparian hardwoods. These tracts contained a variety of intermittent and perennial streams, while some of the tracts contained named creeks. One of the tracts contained an interesting feature, the Ripley Cuesta, which is a ridge with a steep north face and gentle, sloping southern face. During the fieldwork conducted on the various tracts, a wide variety of bird species were observed including song sparrows, tufted titmouse, American crows, downy woodpeckers, pileated woodpecker, hooded warblers, wood thrushes, blue jays, song sparrows, ruby-crowned kinglets, eastern phoebes, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, vireos, Carolina wrens, and American goldfinches. Several mammals, including white-tailed deer, eastern grey squirrels, eastern cottontails, and raccoons, amphibians such as the Southern leopard frog and cricket frog, a wide range of reptiles, and many insects, were also observed. The intent for the future of the Properties is to maintain the natural habitats and their other assets through appropriate management and stewardship to protect and conserve the conservation values they possess.

*Note: All photos were taken by MTM Environmental, LLC staff.