At Wild South we believe it is our responsibility and privilege to play an active role in training the next generation of environmental leaders. Over the years we have worked with a talented mix of interns who have been instrumental in forwarding Wild South's mission. Our past interns are continuing to make significant contributions to the conservation field in the areas of science, law, citizen empowerment, and education. We hope that you will consider joining us in this tradition.
Wild South is pleased to announce that Chattanooga native Jim Pfitzer has joined the Tennessee Wild team working to protect Tennessee’s wildest places by passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Jim brings to the job a lifetime of passion for the conservation of wild places and a strong
by Morgan Harris, Associate Conservation Biologist Wild South is starting a new, exciting chapter with the introduction of our Conservation Science Program focused on preserving biodiversity in the South. This program is a collaboration between Wild South’s new Associate Conserv
Wild South’s internship program connects dedicated individuals with work that matches their interests and develops their skills. We have had many wonderful interns over the years, including Allegra Torres, our most recent intern in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. Allegra Torres was a W
Cherie Southwick is an absolutely incredible advocate, student, leader and past Wild South intern that is changing the world! While a student at Warren Wilson College, Cherie interned with Wild South in 2013 and greatly contributed in the Hellbender nesting box project, Wild South Wed
Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders : Earth Day at Evergreen Community Charter School by Emily Ehley Of course, “earth day” is every day that occurs on Earth. Maybe the real importance of this annual holiday is to celebrate and develop the connections within o
by Arianne Messerman Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) are the largest salamanders in North America, and the only representatives of the family Cryptobranchidae outside of Asia. These fully aquatic titans live in cool, clean mountain streams and rivers throughout Appal
Using innovative designs for “Hellbender Huts” made of concrete using wooden molds, Wild South interns will learn more about Hellbender reproductive behavior and populations. Elusive and ancient Eastern Hellbender salamanders are the largest salamander in the entire wester