When you enter Oak Mountain State Park, the entrance road is called John Findlay, III Drive. Have you ever wondered, who was John Findlay, III? A park ranger? An Alabama state legislator or local politician in the area? A former landowner? None of the above.
People from all sorts of different backgrounds like to practice shooting for a variety of different reasons: hunting, personal or home protection, sport and more. If you’re looking to find a place to practice your aim in Birmingham, there’s no shortage of shooting ranges to choose from. Keep reading to find out all the details, plus three organizations that will help you learn to shoot safely.
Last year, on the 25th anniversary of the Forever Wild program, a study found that for every $1 invested in land conservation by the Forever Wild program, there is a $5 return on that investment in natural goods and services. That includes benefits such as wildlife habitat, flood control, and clean water.
In 1992, Alabama had the least amount of public land set aside for conservation and wildlife in the South. The state of Alabama had no plan or programs to expand parks, nature preserves and wildlife areas. For more than a century, Alabama attempted to preserve and protect our natural treasures. It was crumbling and disappearing. Twenty-six years ago the people of Alabama changed that trend through the establishment of the Forever Wild program.