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I’ve actually not yet met owner Jay Grantland of Alabama Eco Adventures in person, but when I was planning to thru-hike the Pinhoti – AT, he graciously offered to let me park my van in his back 40 for the several months it would take me to complete my hike. How cool is that?! I can’t wait to get down to Alabama to take one of his water trips – most of my public lands experience has been on the ground, and his operation looks like a wonderful way to get out and try some of the water-based activities that are possible due to river access from public lands! 

What is the primary function of this business? Guided and fully-outfitted group canoe / kayak adventure camping.

How much of your revenue do you estimate to be related to public lands? 75%

What are the primary activities your clients or customers do on public lands? Hiking,  boating, camping

Why Decatur? I chose this location because of its proximity to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

What are some of your favorite spots on public lands nearby? The Sipsey Wilderness, Bankhead National Forest, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, and Little River Canyon National Preserve.