Announced-5th Annual Conservation Awards Nominee Finalists

Announced-5th Annual Conservation Awards Nominee Finalists

***See Past Green Gala Information and Award Recipients HERE PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – February 22, 2013 Contacts: Benjamin Colvin: 828-258-2667,  ben.colvin@wildsouth.org   Local Group Announces 5th Annual Conservation Awards Nominees ASHEVILLE, NC – Regional environ
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Bankhead NF hike for kids and families, March 2

On Saturday, March 2, Wild South staff will lead a family-friendly hike in the Bankhead National Forest. Bankhead Hike for Kids and Families Saturday, March 2 9:30 a.m. Distance:  Under 2.5 miles Rating:  Moderately easy Leader:  Janice Barrett All ages Group size is limited and advan
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Wild South Hike in the Bankhead National Forest (AL), Feb. 23

   Group size is limited and hikers must sign up in advance at janice@wildsouth.org. Sougahoagdee Falls Saturday, Feb. 23    9:00 a.m. Hike distance:  4.5 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderate Leader:  Janice Barrett Ages 10 and over On this Brushy Creek hike, expect an abundance of
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Geologist fills hikers’ heads with rocks

Last Saturday, February 9, Dr. Jim Lacefield filled our heads with rocks as he taught the geology of the Bankhead National Forest (AL) in the second of Wild South’s Bankhead Canyon Celebration Hikes.  We are grateful to Dr. Lacefield for enthusiastically sharing his knowledge of
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Wilderness Skills Institute Scholarships

Are you a Wild South Volunteer Wilderness Ranger? If so, the Wilderness Skills Institute is for you.  This premiere learning opportunity brings wilderness stewards from across the region together for two weeks of intensive hands-on learning and education. Once again the Institute will
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Top 10 Endangered Places Feature Wild South Efforts

For the fith year now the Southern Environmental Law Center has released their Top 10 List of Endangered Places. Wild South has been working with the Law Center to protect three of these ten treasured landscapes. These include: 1) AL’s Talladega National Forest, 2) TN’s Go
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Bankhead National Forest Liaison Panel Meeting, Feb. 7

The next meeting of the Bankhead Liaison Panel will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the First National Bank in Double Springs, AL.  The First National Bank is located on Highway 278 across from Jack’s Restaurant. The meeting topics will includ
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Bankhead National Forest Canyon Celebration Hikes: Feb. 9

  To celebrate the successful completion of Wild South’s Canyon Mapping Program, Wild South staff and guest experts in the fields of archaeology, geology and aquatic biology will lead a series of educational hikes in 2013 to some of the canyons in the Bankhead National Forest tha
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Settlement Agreement Throws Lifeline to Endangered Woodpecker

Settlement Agreement Throws Lifeline to Endangered Woodpeckers on Mississippi’s Noxubee Wildlife Refuge BROOKSVILLE, Miss.— Two conservation groups and a long-time volunteer have reached landmark settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will lead to bett
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Volunteer Workday in Bankhead NF (AL), Feb. 16

Glade restoration at Indian Tomb Hollow Saturday, February 16   9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office or 9:30 at the glade Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org. The entrance to Indian Tomb Hollow on Alexander Motorway in the Bankhead National Forest is a limestone glade.  In 2005, Wild South
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