Join Wild South for a hike in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, November 3, 2012 9:30 a.m. Maxwell Creek Leader: Carroll Wilson Distance: 1.5 miles roundtrip, with a longer option…Read More
Wilderness Act deserves passage Wilderness areas are good for all Congress dawdles on wilderness approval Wilderness Act must be passed Positive issues in Wilderness Bill Tenn. wilderness area expansion proposal…Read More
This Thanksgiving season we will be celebrating with another bird in mind, the Endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker. This wide ranging species has been reduced to pockets of habitat that are vital for its survival. One of those habitats is found in Mississippi on the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge.
This year Wild South filed a lawsuit with Greenfire Law, the Center for Biological Diversity, and long-time Noxubee volunteer Margaret Copeland to put an end to the mismanagement of the Noxubee that had resulted in a significant and steady decline in the bird’s numbers. Of critical concern was the Service’s efforts to push the Refuge into an unnatural, even-aged checkerboard managed through clearcutting which removed the old trees upon which the woodpecker depends. The primary responsibility of our National Wildlife Refuge system is to help the recovery of endangered species. It was clear to us that this responsibility was not being met on the Noxubee and we and our partners stepped in to change that.Read More
Wild South seeks a congressional designation to establish the Grandfather National Scenic Area, which would permanently protect 25,000 acres of forest comprising the viewsheds of Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain.…Read More
Wiggins Hollow Hike Sign up! Leader: Robert Howell Distance: 4 miles roundtrip Level of challenge: Moderate Open to ages 10 and over In the Warrior Mountains of the Bankhead National Forest…Read More
Rejecting a challenge from ORV enthusiasts, a federal judge today upheld U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to protect the Tellico River watershed in the Nantahala National Forest, including…Read More
Special Thank You Fred & Alice Stanback Brad & Shelli Stanback Robert Kuehlthau and South Wings The National Forest Foundation Patagonia The Norcross Wildlife Foundation The Fund for Wild Nature…Read More