The Official State Soil of Alabama
Block Diagram—Generalized soil-geomorphic patterns and landscape relationships in the Urbo-Mooreville-Una, Annemaine-Izagora-Lenoir, Luverne-Halso, Arundel-Cantuche, and Bama-Malbis-Luverne general soil map units along the Alabama River in the central part of Wilcox County.
The gopher tortoise is the only land tortoise native to the Southeast. It dwells in pine forests with deep, well drained soils and an open understory that provides food and nesting sites.
Freshwater is one of Alabama's greatest assets. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that approximately 10 percent of the freshwater resources in the entire continental United States originate in or flow through Alabama.
Approximately 3.1 million acres of wetlands encompass the State of Alabama. Wetlands are valuable for improving water quality, providing wildlife habitat, reducing shoreline erosion, improving ecosystem productivity, and providing recreational opportunities.
Alabama ranks fourth in U.S. aquaculture (including catfish) sales. Alabama is the second-largest producer of catfish in the United States, with more than 17,000 water acres in production.
There are 38,800 farm operations in Alabama! The average farm size is 206 acres. Cotton is the leader in row crop production in Alabama, followed by corn, soybeans, peanuts, and wheat.