Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is charged by law to protect, manage and enhance the state’s fish and wildlife resources. The division meets these responsibilities by carrying out coordinated, scientifically sound enforcement, management, research, development, and educational programs designed to ensure the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife populations and habitats for the sustainable benefit of the people of Alabama.
Alabama Research Center Recognized by Regional Peers
Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center given 2020 SEAFWA Directors' Special Recognition Award
October 28, 2020
Missouri

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) bestowed a Special Recognition Award upon the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center (AABC) during their 74th annual meeting, held virtually Oct. 26-28. AABC is the largest state non-game recovery program of its kind in the nation. Its mission is to promote the conservation and restoration of rare freshwater species in Alabama waters and, in turn, restore cleaner water in the state's waterways.

“Many species of mollusks, like the spiny...

Alabama Agency Honored by Regional Peers for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources named the 2018 SEAFWA Diversity and Inclusion Award winner
October 25, 2018
Alabama

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) as the 2018 SEAFWA Diversity and Inclusion Award winner at their annual meeting in Mobile this week. The ADCNR’s Collegiate Mentoring Program assists minority students who desire to work with fish and wildlife agencies in gaining meaningful hands-on experience with different outdoor activities.

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Alabama Officer Honored by Regional Peers
Brad Hasamear named 2017 SEAFWA Wildlife Officer of the Year
November 2, 2017
Kentucky

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named Brad Hasamear the 2017 Colonel Bob Brantley Wildlife Officer of the Year at their annual meeting in Louisville this week. Stewart is a senior conservation officer for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“Today’s Conservation Enforcement Officers must be educator, mentor, public relations officer, hunting and fishing promoter, search and rescue professional, and law enforcement,” SEAFWA President Alvin Taylor said. “Senior Officer Hasamear meets every one of these demands with a positive...