The main purpose of this site is to serve as a directory of citizen groups operating within Alabama formed out of concern for natural resource and environmental issues.
We have created and maintained this site to document the number and range of interests of such non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Alabama, and to facilitate communication between groups which share common interests. We have included links to NGOs in neighboring states and to several government agencies active in natural resource and environmental issues. Our primary interest, however, is with citizen groups within Alabama.
Disclaimer: Inclusion in this directory should not be taken to mean that those involved in creation of this site agree with or support the concerns or actions of any group listed here. Similarly, inclusion in this directory does not mean, express, or imply that Auburn University or any administrative unit or individual employed by Auburn University supports the concerns or actions of any group listed here.
This said, a key function of a university in a free society is to encourage the exchange of information and perspectives. We believe the Alabama Grassroots Clearinghouse is consistent with that mission. This site is constantly under construction, so if you see any information missing or incomplete, please e-mail us.
We also have a listing of the groups in Alabama that are no longer active. There are a few groups that are located outside Alabama that work on issues within Alabama.
For many years, Laura Robinson (now Dr. Laura Lhotka) managed the Clearinghouse and interviewed many group leaders and members for part of her doctoral dissertation, jointly authored with her major advisor, Conner Bailey. The paper is academic in nature, those interested may contact us for further information.