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Oysters in Alabama

…rces, oysters depend on good water quality for continued use by man. Good water quality can be maintained by preserving wetlands, by careful planning of dredging activities, and by controlling pollution both in Mobile Bay and in the tributa…

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Financial Assistance

… Comply with adjusted gross income limitation (AGI)  provisions
Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation requirements
Develop an NRCS EQIP plan of operations

Additional restrictions and program r…

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Blue Crabs in Alabama

…nd recreationally important marine species, juvenile crabs depend heavily on the food and protection found in the tidal wetlands of the bays and bayous for good growth and survival.

Blue crabs grow rapidly, feeding on clams, mussels, oys…

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Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species: Amazonian Apple Snail

…duction: Aquarium trade
Recognized Impacts: Agricultural pest, especially in rice-growing areas; consumption of native wetland vegetation; potential human disease vector (nematodes and trematodes)
Identification
The Amazonian apple snail…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Marengo County

…ibutaries (17%), and alkaline (14%) and acid (21%), clayey soils of the Black Belt prairie region. The remaining 5% are wetlands and water.

New residents in homes on some of these soils may find challenges when selecting landscape plants…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Macon County

…ama Black Belt prairie region (13%). The rest are found in alluvial terraces and floodplains of rivers and creeks (8%), wetlands (13%), or water (less than 1%).

New residents in homes on some soils may find challenges when selecting land…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Bullock County

… upland soils of the Coastal Plain (61.5%). The rest are alluvial terraces and floodplains of rivers and creeks (8.2%), wetlands and other soils (12.2%), and water (0.9%).

New residents in homes on these soils may find challenges when se…

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Management Options for Chinese Tallowtree

…, and, most recently, for bioenergy. Chinese tallowtree is an ecosystem transformer with tremendous negative impacts in wetlands, pastures, prairies, and forests. In almost all of these areas, tallowtree invasion frequently results in a clo…

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