What Are Alabama’s Natural Resources?

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Alabama’s natural resources include timber, water, wildlife and soil. The natural resources of the state provide a way of life for its citizens, and much to see for tourists.

Trees cover approximately 70 percent, or 23 million acres, of Alabama. It’s one of the state’s most important resources, and vital to its economy. Alabama has lots of water and wildlife surrounding the forests, providing a haven for hunters, fishermen, hikers and nature admirer’s. This accounts for much of the state’s tourist income. Finally, Alabama has a variety of soils within its landscape, which is perfect for raising livestock and growing crops. The crops and livestock provide a variety of food options for the state.