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
As always, the public is invited to attend. The majority of this meeting will be spent discussing the work that the Bankhead Recreation Working Group has completed to date and getting feedback from Panel members and the general public, so please make every effort to attend. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about and provide feedback for future management of the Bankhead’s recreational resources.
Wild South is proud to present our first Annual Outdoor Photo Contest. Open to professionals and amateurs alike, we celebrate our public lands through imagery by preserving our natural landscapes through the eyes of passionate photographers.
Join our Volunteer Wilderness Ranger team and help steward our Alabama wilderness areas, Sipsey, Cheaha and Dugger Mountain. This will be a full weekend training session, 7-8 hours both Saturday and Sunday. Venue for the training will be the Wild South office in Moulton at 552 Lawrence Street, with field training in the Sipsey Wilderness.
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