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.

2024State 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

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

Mr. James "Mickey" Childers
Burden-Childers Farms, Inc.
277 Blue Springs Road
Somerville AL 35670

Ms. Karen Stanley
4410 Evangel Circle, Suite A
Huntsville, Alabama 35816

Dr. Heather Howell
Research Associate
Alabama A&M University
Center for Forestry & Ecology
P. O. Box 1927
Normal AL 35762

Central District

Central Map no NumbersDr. Brian R. Keener
Professor of Biological Sciences
The University of Alabama West Alabama
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
UWA/Station 7
Livingston, AL 35470

Dr. James B. McClintock
Endowed Professor, Department of Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Biology
Campbell Hall 368
Birmingham AL 35294

Mr. Jack Darnall
4007 Old Leeds Ridge
Mountain Brook AL 35213

Mr. Jimmy Parnell
President, Alabama Farmers Federation
President & CEO, Alfa Insurance Companies
P.O. Box 11000
Montgomery, AL 36191

Southern District

South Map No NumbersDr. A. M. "Jay" Neumann, Jr.
Premier Medical Otolaryngology
P. O. Box 1181
Point Clear AL 36564

Dr. Sean P. Powers
Professor and Chair of Marine Sciences
University of South Alabama
Department of Marine Sciences
5871 USA Drive North, LSCB Room 025
Mobile AL 36688

Mr. Jake Harper
5680 Highway 10 East
Camden, Alabama 36726

Dr. Salem Saloom
2835 Booker Mill Rd.
Evergreen AL 36401