Forever Wild funding for the first 20 years


In November, voters will decide whether to extend the state's land preservation program, Forever Wild, for another 20 years. The program, which will expire this year if the Amendment 1 fails, receives 10 percent of the earnings on the state's oil and gas trust fund. 
Here's a look at how much it has received over the past 20 years. 
That money has paid for the preservation and management of 231,000 acres across the state: from waterfalls at the Walls of Jericho in North Alabama, to Black Belt prairie land, to swamps of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta to the estuary marshes of the Grand Bay Savanna on Mobile Bay.  

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