Archive for January 2013

Bankhead National Forest Liaison Panel Meeting, Feb. 7

The next meeting of the Bankhead Liaison Panel will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the First National Bank in Double Springs, AL.  The First National Bank is located on Highway 278 across from Jack’s Restaurant. The meeting topics will include: ·         Collier Creek Watershed Forest Health…

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Bankhead National Forest Canyon Celebration Hikes: Feb. 9

  To celebrate the successful completion of Wild South’s Canyon Mapping Program, Wild South staff and guest experts in the fields of archaeology, geology and aquatic biology will lead a series of educational hikes in 2013 to some of the canyons in the Bankhead National Forest that, because of documentation by Mark Kolinski and our…

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Settlement Agreement Throws Lifeline to Endangered Woodpecker

Settlement Agreement Throws Lifeline to Endangered Woodpeckers on Mississippi’s Noxubee Wildlife Refuge BROOKSVILLE, Miss.— Two conservation groups and a long-time volunteer have reached landmark settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will lead to better protection for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers on Mississippi’s Noxubee Wildlife Refuge. The agency has agreed to prepare a…

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Volunteer Workday in Bankhead NF (AL), Feb. 16

Glade restoration at Indian Tomb Hollow Saturday, February 16   9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office or 9:30 at the glade Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org. The entrance to Indian Tomb Hollow on Alexander Motorway in the Bankhead National Forest is a limestone glade.  In 2005, Wild South volunteers removed many decades worth of trash from…

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Ground Hog Day Hike for kids and families in Bankhead NF! Feb. 2

Hike in Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) for kids and families Saturday, February 2 9:30 a.m. Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required:  janice@wildsouth.org.  Adults bringing children and teens will have priority on the sign-up list. Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  Total approx. 1.5 mi. Rating:  Moderately easy All ages This will be a two-part…

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Our Position on Linville Gorge Burns

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Wild South supports the use of prescribed fire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness and adjacent lands for the following reasons: 1) Linville Gorge is a fire adapted ecosystem, unique to the area, with several fire dependent species and plant communities. These plant communities are in decline and two species are federally listed as “threatened”. 2)…

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Know the Enemy: Non-native Invasive Plants

You’ve seen several posts over the past year and in recent weeks about our efforts to remove non-native invasive plants from wilderness areas.  And while its important to remove this threat from our wildest places there is plenty to do in our own backyards too.  For those of you who want to help us battle these pests…

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2010 Awards

2011 Green-Tie Gala Video Found HERE Outstanding Business in Conservation: Earth Fare (Roger Derrough, Founder) Roger Derrough has a  life-long commitment to environmental stewardship. In 1975, he returned to Asheville and started a small store on North Merrimon Avenue named “Dinner for the Earth”, focusing on organic, local produce and supporting the Asheville Community. Little did…

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2011 Awards

2012 Gala Video Found HERE Lifetime Achievement Award: Ralph White (James River Park, VA) Ralph devotes 100% of his time and energy in educating citizens on judicial use of the James river park system and has maintained the environs of a natural park in the middle of a bustling urban city.  He has championed the natural…

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2009 Awards

The award winners were selected by an independent panel of community leaders with one exception. The Wild South Board of Directors chooses the recipient of the Wild South Award of Distinction recognizing a significant contribution to Wild South’s mission to protect and restore native ecosystems in the Southeast The award winners were as follows: The…

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