With little public notice, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has begun removing navigation markers from Lake Eufaula, a 45,000-acre impoundment filled with hazardous submerged timber, stump-covered flats and shallow shoals.
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — The Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation is continuing its involvement in the process of re-licensing two dams on the Tallapossa River. "Activities include review of the plans for assessment of impacts, submittal documents, input management strategies for all aspects of the dams and input any mitigation activities we see as relevant to fish populations, access, shoreline habitat, recreation and access," explained Jim Howard.
BELLMONT, Miss. — The Bellmont Bass Anglers worked to help restore Bay Springs Lake. Club members assisted the Corps of Engineers with placement of habitat improvement materials in the lake and conducted shoreline cleanup in the surrounding area. In total, eight volunteers contributed 48 man-hours to the project. They cleaned up 2 miles of shoreline and placed eight habitat structures.
Jim Howard represented the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation during the relicensing of nine dams on the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers.
The Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation worked with other nongovernmental organizations and the Alabama Wildlife Federation to ensure continued funding of the state's Forever Wild program.
Conservation directors and fish chiefs from across the United States will spend three days discussing top conservation issues.