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Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Redesigns Website and Mobile App

ADCNR Boosts online presences with new platforms that streamline citizens' access to information and services

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in partnership with Alabama Interactive, launched their newly revamped official website, OutdoorAlabama.com, and mobile app this month as part of an effort to increase the user experience in their online space. Both the site and mobile app's primary focus is to provide Alabama citizens and visitors with information on the state's natural resources. Most commonly, users visit the site to purchase a hunting or fishing license, view upcoming activities, and study Alabama wildlife. The mobile app offers structured information available on the website in a manner that is useful to anglers and hunters to be viewed on the go.

A large portion of the new website homepage landscape is dedicated to a news platform that features a variety of mixed media content, including videos, imagery and articles organized by category to cater to each visitor's interest. The site's search feature also efficiently delivers the information that each unique visitor is looking for. Simply typing a word or key phrase into the search bar will live filter search results broken out by content type, which displays all matching content in pages, photos or documents. The newly redesigned site is fully responsive and is optimized to be accessed on all devices. Built with Drupal 8, the site also offers a faster and more secure experience.

The official mobile app provides quick access to information tailored to anglers and hunters. Users can set location preferences to view current weather, online and offline harvest reporting, and have direct access to their field guide. The field guide will consist of current rules & regulations, season bag limits organized by species, Wildlife Management Area information and feeding times.

In addition to the above features, users will also have immediate access to their saved hunting or fishing licenses, organized by privilege for added convenience, as well as the opportunity to purchase a new license directly through the mobile application.

"We are excited about the launch of the new website and mobile application," said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Commissioner, Chris Blankenship. "Both platforms are providing citizens with new and efficient ways to better access department resources."

To download the new official mobile app from the Google Play or Apple Store, simply search "Outdoor AL" or click on the download links below:

iOS Devices
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/outdoor-al/id1381147009?mt=8

Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adcnr.outdooral

About the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. ADCNR is an executive and administrative department of the State of Alabama created by statute. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

About Alabama Interactive

Alabama Interactive is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Alabama Interactive
Jonathan Kimbrough, 866-353-EGOV
JKimbrough@egov.com

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