Janice Barrett 256-974-6166 janice@wildsouth.org Growing up in rural northwest Alabama in the 1950’s and 60’s, going to the “mountains” is what our family did for outings.  Our “mountains” are the foothills of the southern Appalachians, the Warrior Mountains of the Bankhead National Forest.  Providing my sisters and themselves with cheap entertainment by following creekbeds through…

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Ben Colvin 828-258-2667 ext.3 ben.colvin@wildsouth.org I am a native of Birmingham and grew up exploring Alabama’s mountains, rivers and towns. Hiking the forests of the Bankhead NF and Oak Mountain and paddling the Locust and Mulberry Forks, Clear Creek, Hurricane Creek and the Cahaba River cemented my love of the outdoors, of wildlands and wildlife…

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Lamar Marshall 828-258-2667 lamar@wildsouth.org Lamar Marshall is a long-time outdoor conservationist and member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama. He grew up in central Alabama hunting, fishing and camping.  A founder of the Southeastern School of Outdoor Skills, he has taught thousands of students since 1991. He also taught homesteading and organic gardening courses…

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Ben Prater 828-258-2667 ext. 2 ben@wildsouth.org I was born and raised at the foot of the Blue Ridge in upstate SC. I spent much of my childhood exploring the wonders of nature and learned to appreciate our connection to the land. I moved to NC during my college years and graduated from Catawba College with…

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