Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:00pm

The Alabama Master Naturalist Program educates adult Alabamians who are interested in learning more about Alabama’s vast natural diversity through science-based information and research. It promotes awareness, understanding and respect of Alabama’s natural world through eight learning sessions.

To become fully trained, a participant is required to complete all eight classes, but individual classes may be taken. 

Fee for all 8 sessions is $200; individual sessions $30 each.

First Session begins Jan. 16, 2018


Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Eagle Awareness Weekends will be held the following dates at Lake Guntersville State Park:

  • January 19-21, 2018
  • January 26-28, 2018
  • February 2-4, 2018
  • February 9-11, 2018
  • February 16-18, 2018

Each weekend will feature a different line-up of presentations. Check the schedule for complete information.

Lodging packages available at the hotel and campground.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

ForestHER—On FIRE is a hands-on workshop that teaches women landowners about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool. 

$115 fee includes a workbook to keep; breaks, lunch, and dinner on day one; breakfast breaks and lunch on day two; and Monday night in an onsite private room. An additional Sunday night can be added for $35. 

Seating is limited, so preregistration is required.   

Sponsor: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join us for a weekend of waterfowl and wildlife sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Parks and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

Birding field trips, guest speakers and wildlife programs throughout the weekend.

Lodging packages available.

Vendors wanted!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am

The fishing rodeo will be held in conjunction with a Crappie USA Tournament.

Sign-up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8:00 am. with the rodeo from 9:00 am. - 11:00 am.

The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes.

The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000 scholarships to be awarded at the 2018 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic.

All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00am

The next Conservation Advisory Board meeting will be in Montgomery, Ala. on March 3, 2018 at the Capitol Auditorium. Use the Union St. entrance.

If you wish to address the Board, you must register between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

If you have information you wish to share with CAB members, please bring 16 copies of the material to the registration table for distribution. 

The Conservation Advisory Board assists in formulating policies for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, examines all rules and regulations and makes recommendations for their change or amendment. This includes hunting seasons and bag limits.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 3:00pm

This annual event features hikes through beautiful DeSoto State Park to view blooming plants.

A Social on Friday night kicks off the free event.