Forest Watch

Right now the management plan for the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests is being revised. This plan will determine how these forests are managed for the next 20 years! Please lend you voice to help protect the wilds of NC.


Trip Report: Roan Mountain Balds – June 17, 2018

Our Search for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee continued on Sunday, June 17th on the beautiful balds of Roan Mountain along the North Carolina/Tennessee border. The Rhododendrons were in full bloom, and the Rhododendron festival was in full swing attracting hundreds of visitors and thous
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Where to Search for Rusty Patched Bumble Bees

Rusty Patched Bumble Bees were once widespread across the Southern Appalachian Mountains, but their populations have been declining rapidly since the 1980’s along with many other bumble bee species across the Eastern U.S. In fact, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee hasn’t been seen in the S
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The Year in Photos

Check out these photos of the 2016 accomplishments your support made possible! (You can also download a PDF version.)
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Women of the Sipsey

Donate to The Women of the Sipsey Campaign For the past two years, Wild South has honored individuals who were leaders in the Sipsey Wilderness expansion campaign. Our first honorees were John Randolph, 2014, and Congressman Ronnie Flippo, 2015. This year, Wild South will celebrate an
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Choosing Extinction: An Inconvenient Species

Choosing Extinction: An Inconvenient Species By Taylor Barnhill Last spring, North Carolina’s Wildlife Resources Commission petitioned the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to end its red wolf reintroduction program and to declare the red wolf extinct in the wild. The FWS is
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