Board of Trustees

Forever Wild Board Members (pdf)

    Amendment 543, which established the Forever Wild Land Trust, says the membership of the Board of Trustees shall consist of 15 voting members as follows:

    • Three Ex-Officio Members:
      • The Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who shall also serve as Chairman of the Board
      • The Executive Director of the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium.
      • The State Forester.
    • Three members appointed by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education from each of the three geographical regions of the state (Northern, Central and Southern).
    • Three members appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one from each of the three geographical regions of the state.


    State Nmap

    Statewide (Ex-Officio)

    Christopher M. Blankenship
    Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    64 North Union Street
    Montgomery AL 36130

    Dr. John Valentine
    Executive Director
    Marine Environmental Science Consortium
    Post Office Box 369-370
    101 Bienville Blvd.
    Dauphin Island AL 36528

    Mr. Rick Oates
    State Forester
    Alabama Forestry Commission
    513 Madison Avenue
    Montgomery AL 36130


    Northern District

    North Map No Numbers

    Dr. Lori R. Tolley-Jordan
    Assistant Professor
    Jacksonville State University
    Department of Biology
    Jacksonville State University
    Jacksonville AL 36265

    Dr. Patricia Sims
    Dean, College of Education
    Athens State University
    300 North Beaty Street
    Athens AL 35611

    Mr. Russ A. Runyan
    2504 Oakridge Drive
    Jasper AL 35504

    Mr. Raymond B. Jones, Jr.
    P. O. Box 2545
    Huntsville, AL 35804


    Central District

    Central Map no Numbers

    Dr. R. Douglas Watson
    Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biology
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Department of Biology
    Campbell Hall 271
    Birmingham, AL 35294

    Mr. Charles E. Ball
    Regional Planning Committee of the Great Birmingham Area
    Two North Twentieth St. Suite 1200
    Birmingham AL 35203

    Mr. Frank "Butch" Ellis, Jr.
    Post Office Box 587
    Columbiana AL 35051

    Mr. William H. Satterfield
    Balch & Bingham, LLP
    1901 Sixth Avenue North
    Suite 1500
    Birmingham AL 35203-4642


    Southern District

    South Map No Numbers

    Dr. Michael Woods
    Professor of Botany and Curator
    Troy University
    MSCX 210B
    Troy AL 36082

    Mr. David Wright
    Wright's Nursery and Greenhouse
    201 Pecan Road
    Plantersville AL 36758

    Mr. H.E. "Sonny" Cauthen
    825 Cauthen Drive
    Montgomery AL 36105-6842

    Mr. Horace H. Horn, Jr.
    PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
    770 Washington Avenue, Ste. 170
    Montgomery AL 36104