Wild South engages people and brings partners together to protect public lands in the South. And we have a lot to show for it!
Our efforts have helped protect half a million acres of land, numerous species of wildlife, and countless opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some highlights:
- 180,000 acres in Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest protected
- 12,000+ acres of critical habitats, including 1,800+ miles of streams, protected
- 11,000 acres spared from oil and gas leases in Alabama
- 9,000 acres of high elevation spruce forest in NC, TN, and GA protected
- Legal protection secured for more than 50 threatened and endangered species
- 4,000 acres of Alabama canyons preserved
- 49,000 acres of cultural landscapes protected
- 500 miles of Cherokee Trails mapped
- 200 miles of “Trail of Tears” routes identified and designated by National Park Service
- Grandfather National Scenic Area campaign in progress to protect 25,000 acres
- “Kill the Drill” campaign in progress to protect 48,000+ acres of Alabama National Forests
- Tennessee Wild campaign in progress to designate 20,000 acres of Wilderness
- 3000+ children educated in the woods and classrooms annually
- 4000+ hours of volunteer service contributed annually
- 15,000+ people in our network and growing!
If you love wild places in the South, be a part of it!