Bankhead National Forest hike July 29

Bankhead National Forest hike July 29

“In the canyons of the Sipsey, abundant water and sheltering walls enclose an island of the past.  Sheer sandstone cliffs, crowned with mountain laurel and filled with rare ferns and wildflowers rear 100 feet above the steep valley slopes.  Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down th
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Purchase a Piece of Wild South History!

Over 25 years ago a handful of citizens became outraged when the U.S. Forest Service ordered the clear-cutting of Indian Tomb Hollow, a sacred historical site located on  public property in the Bankhead National Forest.  These citizens founded the Bankhead Monitor, a non-profit, educa
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Helping Hands on Thompson Creek Trail July 15

Join Wild South staff and volunteers for a day of hiking trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness trail #206 (Thompson Creek trail) Saturday, July 15 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 After departing
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Red Wolf Revival Film Screening

Friday, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m. Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL 35650 This month’s film screening is Red Wolf Revival. Light snacks served. Film begins at 7 p.m. Red Wolf Revival (2015) is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Cente
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Helping Hands on Trail 207 Sipsey Wilderness

June 17, 2017. Part two of clearing and brushing trail 207 in the Sipsey Wilderness. Volunteers finished the project on a warm Saturday. Kudos to them for their service and braving the heat to get the work done!  
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Kinlock Falls Cleans Up Nice

June 11, 2017 Inspired by a Facebook discussion about the amount of trash at Kinlock Falls, Wild South coordinated an impromptu clean up day. In spite of the short notice, we rounded up a dozen volunteers to come out on a hot Sunday afternoon and clean up trash. Afterwards they took a
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Linville Gorge Trail Gets a Good Brushing

June 28, 2017 The real reason we need more youth volunteers on the National Forests: trail work can be really difficult!  It takes youthful energy to hike down 1,200 feet into Linville Gorge, spend the day clearing brush off trails, then hike back up with an 85 pound tire around your
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Linville Gorge Wilderness Crosscut Warriors

June 25, 2017, volunteers cut fallen trees off the Linville Gorge Trail, central corridor of the beautiful Linville Gorge Wilderness in North Carolina.  On wilderness trails it’s expected that there will be some trees and other obstacles, but on steep hillsides such as those in Linvil
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Salamander Coverboard Project in Linville Gorge

June 10, 2017 Wild South volunteers led by Morgan Harris, Wild South’s Conservation Biologist, began installing tree “cookies” in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. As part of a salamander habitat project, these cookies will create the necessary habitat for these critter
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Linville Gorge Tire and Trash Haul

May 20, 2017 Wild South continues their efforts to remove trash and tires from the Linville Gorge Wilderness.
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