Archive for January 2013

2008 Awards

Roosevelt-Ashe Society’s Conservation Awards Recipients: Outstanding Leader in Conservation (tie): Mike Leonard: “Mike Leonard is one of our region’s most important environmentalists.” Bill Thomas: “Bill Thomas’s presence and actions have been sterling ones in the fight for environmental causes.” Outstanding Business in Conservation: John Ager & Family Businesses: “Through every aspect of his personal and…

Read More

A Guide to the New Website

We hope you are enjoying the new Wild South website.  The new format allows us to interact with you in a variety of ways that we hope will enhance your experience and connection with our work and the wild places you treasure.  Here is a quick guide to getting the most out of your experience on the…

Read More

National Day of Service 2013

On Saturday, January 19th Wild South took one of our largest volunteer crews ever out into the Sipsey Wilderness to give back to the public lands that give us so much. Joined by the Asheville, NC staff we lead three crews working to remove invasive species and clear trails. Below are some pictures of a successful day…

Read More

Allegeheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister)

When people think of rodents they often imagine animals that are very prolific–often a nuisance around the farm or house. In truth, there are literally dozens of species of rodents across the Southeast that are quite rare and important ecologically. One such animal is the Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister). As is the case with many…

Read More

Sipsey Wilderness work day Jan. 19

Helping Hands Volunteer Work Day Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office Privet pulling on Thompson Creek Trail (#206) Trail clearing on the Lookout Trail (#203) Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org It’s still winter and there’s still privet.  That means more privet pulling on Thompson Creek Trail!  There is also…

Read More

Brown Creeper

The Brown Creeper (Certhia Americana) Some text republished from: http://www.allaboutbirds.org Brown Creepers are tiny woodland birds with an affinity for the biggest trees they can find. Look for these little, long-tailed scraps of brown and white spiraling up stout trunks and main branches, sometimes passing downward-facing nuthatches along the way. They probe into crevices and…

Read More

Devil’s Courthouse logging plans raise ire

The Devils Courthouse overlook sits at 5,462 feet elevation on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 422. The Courthouse Creek area south of Devils Courthouse is included in a proposed logging area, and would be visible from this overlook. / Bill Sanders/wsanders@citizen-times.com Conservation and recreation groups are opposing a Forest Service proposal to log near…

Read More

Conservationists alarmed by Forest Service project

By Nathaniel Axtell Times-News Staff Writer Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:30 a.m.  http://www.blueridgenow.com/ A proposed logging project in Pisgah National Forest is raising red flags for local conservation groups and some recreationalists who say timbering threatens a significant natural area, scenic views, water quality and cultural resources. The U.S. Forest Service wants to…

Read More

Comments Needed on Courthouse Project

Please take a moment to let the Forest Service hear from you.  A treasure landscape in the Pisgah needs your help.  Important natural areas, rare species, and recreational opportunities are all being threatened by a huge logging project.  Click here to take action today!

Read More