It’s a new look and better functionality for the recently redesigned outdooralabama.com, the official website of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jr. says the updated website will better serve the Department’s constituents. “The new site is mobile-friendly and will be easier for smartphone and tablet users to navigate,” he said.
Visitors will also notice a more contemporary look. “After more than eight years of having the same design, we felt it was time for a change,” Guy said. “We partnered with Alabama Interactive to develop a design for us that is both functional and visually appealing. Customers who go online to purchase a hunting or fishing license will find the process is the same although it may look a little different.”
Alabama Interactive is the official e-government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the e-government firm NIC. Alabama Interactive General Manager Barrett Gilbreath thinks the new site is a win for both the citizens and state government. “This website redesign project is a perfect example of the public/private and self-funded partnership between the state of Alabama and Alabama Interactive,” he said. “The new website, built to be responsive on any mobile device, is designed to be more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing, and no tax dollars were appropriated for its design, development, hosting or ongoing maintenance.”
In addition to online services such as license purchases and boat registration renewals, outdooralabama.com provides information on hunting and fishing seasons and bag limits; educational programs; wildlife descriptions and identification; outdoor events and more.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.