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63. M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area
Date of Purchase: April 28, 2008
Location: Hale County
THE M. BARNETT LAWLEY FOREVER WILD FIELD TRIAL AREA (State Cattle Ranch Tract) in Hale County is a blackbelt prairie site that includes a mix of grassland habitats and pine-hardwood forest situated between drainages of Big German Creek. This 2,031 acre acquisition provides for habitat restoration opportunities of prairie grasslands, as well as numerous recreation opportunities that include field trial sites and handicap hunting stations.