Alabama club adds native habitat to Little Bear

BELGREEN, Ala. — Members of the Belgreen Bassmasters worked with others to place native species in Little Bear Lake, a lake with little natural vegetative habitat.

The effort was part of a long-term habitat improvement project. The club involved university researchers in the project to help determine the most effective species and placement strategies. The project included planting the vegetation as well as creating protected vegetation beds.

In all, 40 volunteers contributed 500 to 700 man-hours of work. The participants added 100 habitat structures across 20 acres. The Belgreen Bassmasters raised $4,000 for the implementation of the project.