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Conservation Advisory Board to Meet in Mobile August 22

The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) will hold its final scheduled meeting of 2020 on Saturday, August 22. The meeting will take place at Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Alabama, 36602, in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion. When entering the front gate to the park, attendees should alert park staff that they are attending the Conservation Advisory Board meeting to be directed to the appropriate area.

In accordance with Governor Kay Ivey’s public health order to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, attendees are asked to wear a mask that covers nose and mouth and to please maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others not of their household at all times. Additionally, anyone experiencing fever or other symptoms of illness is asked not to attend.

Registration for those wishing to address the board will be from 8-8:30 a.m. The meeting will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Attendees with materials for Board members’ review are asked to please send those electronically only, via scan or clear photo, to no later than August 18. Attendance at the meeting might be limited in accordance with the venue capacity and social distancing guidelines.

The CAB assists in formulating policies for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), examines all rules and regulations, and makes recommendations for their change or amendment. This includes hunting seasons and bag limits.

The board is comprised of 10 members appointed by the Governor for alternating terms of six years. Joseph Dobbs, Jr., of Birmingham currently serves as chairman. Additional CAB members include Greg Barksdale of Hanceville; Patrick Cagle of Montgomery; Grady Hartzog of Eufaula; Brock Jones of Boligee; Raymond Jones, Jr., of Huntsville; Jeff Martin of Pell City; Ben C. Stimpson, Jr., of Mobile; Gary Wolfe of Fairhope; and Tim Wood of Selma.

The three ex-officio CAB members are Gov. Kay Ivey, Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate, and Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Dr. Gary Lemme. ADCNR Commissioner Chris Blankenship serves as ex-officio secretary.

If Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are needed, please contact Betsy Jones at (334) 242-3486 or Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least five days prior to the scheduled meeting.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit


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