Our Success

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!

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