Bham Now Nature Roundup end of the year conservation directory

Hatchling Gopher Tortoise, photo by Mark Bailey

Deciding on a last minute Christmas gift or end of the year donation to a nature/conservation organization? Want to volunteer or get active and outdoors in 2018?

Below is the Bham Now Nature Roundup end of the year conservation directory  of 51  nature organizations in Birmingham and throughout Alabama.

Take a virtual tour.

And let us know if we missed anyone by emailing Bham Now at

Meanwhile enjoy!  And make sure to follow the wise words of  Gary Snyder, the legendary conservationist:

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”

Least Skipper – photo from the Alabama Butterfly Atlas

Alabama Butterfly Atlas
Alabama Chapter Sierra Club
Alabama Coastal Foundation
Alabama Environmental Council
Alabama Hiking Trails Society
Alabama Ornithological Society

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Ruby-throated hummingbird

Alabama Rivers Alliance
Alabama State Park Partners
Alabama Water Watch
Alabama Wildlife Federation 
Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
Alabama Wildlife Center 
Aldridge Gardens
Birmingham Audubon Society 
Birmingham Canoe Club
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Splinter Hill Bog
Pitcher plant at The Nature Conservancy’s Splinter Hill Bog, photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy in Alabama

Birmingham Zoo
Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Cahaba Riverkeeper
Cahaba River Society 
Camp McDowell Environmental Center
Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper 
Coosa Riverkeeper 
Conservation Alabama 
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Discovering Alabama 
Environmental Education Association of Alabama

Students from the Cahaba River Society’s CLEAN program, photo from the Cahaba River Society

Fresh Air Family
Freshwater Land Trust 
Friends of Big Canoe Creek
Friends of the Locust Fork River
Friends of Shades Creek 
Friends of Hurricane Creek 
Friends of Turkey Creek Preserve
Green Resource Center for Alabama
International Crane Foundation
Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Woodlawn High School Birmingham Alabama
Woodlawn High School urban farm leaders

JSU Little River Canyon Center
Land Trust of North Alabama
McWane Science Center
Mobile Baykeeper
Nature Conservancy – Alabama Chapter
Red Mountain Park
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center 
Southern Environmental Center 
Southern Environmental Law Center
Tennessee Riverkeeper
Weeks Bay Foundation
Wild South

Waterfall at the Walls of Jericho. – photo via
Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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