What is the impact of the government shutdown on Alabama’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges?

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Sand hill crane at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, photo by David Frings, December 9, 2017

As the Federal government shutdown enters its second week, one of the hardest hit federal government programs in Alabama are the National Wildlife Refuges and National Park units.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve leading an economic and conservation renaissance

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Little River Canyon Falls – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last month on October 21st, Jacksonville State University (JSU) along with National Park Service officials and hundreds of citizens celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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Celebrating 25 years – Little Canyon National Preserve beauty is timeless

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Courtesy of John Dersham this photo of Little River Falls taken in 1889 is most likely the oldest taken of the Canyon

This past Saturday, friends and families celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Little Canyon National Preserve at the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama.  Established by an Act of Congress on October 24th, 1992, the Preserve is Alabama’s only National Park unit dedicated to a natural area.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park

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Helicopter airlifting a car out of Little River Canyon in 1990. Over five years from the mid-80s to 1990, 139 abandoned cars were removed from Little River Canyon

This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, people throughout the South will travel to Little River Canyon National Preserve to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park.

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Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – March 17th edition

Screenshot – WBRC Good Day Alabama – Coosa Riverkeeper’s Justinn Overton interviewed by FOX 6 Anchor Mike Dubberly about their newly released FISH GUIDE

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In this edition, we are celebrating the Cahaba River, learning about Tree Swallows at Limestone Park and recommending a great book for Spring Break – Jim McClintock’s “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”

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Jazz, gourmet food and nature – a great way to support the Canyon Center and environmental education

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Below is a press release about a very special fundraiser from our friends at the JSU Little River Canyon Center.  If you love jazz, gourmet food and nature this is a can’t miss event!

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