Archive for April 2013

Kill The Drill Talking Points

Opposition to mineral leasing on National Forests in Alabama – Talking Points   Lack of public input:  The 2004 Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for National Forests in Alabama excludes from mineral leasing and development only the statutory minimum, which is 50,430 acres designated as either Wilderness or Wild and Scenic Rivers, where mineral…

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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has finally arrived to the Southern Appalachians and the wildflowers are beginning to emerge. Yesterday in Tennessee one of our hikers snapped this photo with several different blooms.  See if you can identify them all, answers below.       Answers: Trillium cunaetum (Toad Trillium), Erythronuim americanum (Trout Lily), Dentaria lacinata aka Cardamine concatenta (Cut-leaved Toothwort), and…

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Float the Sipsey with Wild South, April 13

For this Bankhead National Forest adventure, we are trading our hiking boots for boats! Bring your kayak or canoe and join us on Saturday, April 13 for a Sipsey float led by Wild South volunteer Carroll Wilson. Group size is limited, so sign up in advance by emailing  Janice. Distance: 9 miles Meet-up and put-in: …

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Get to know the Pisgah National Forest

  You’re Invited! On April 17th at Second Gear in downtown Asheville join Wild South for a special presentation on the Pisgah National Forest. 6pm t0 8pm The Pisgah National Forest is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the country.  And its right here in our backyard.  The presentation will showcase why this forests…

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Celebrate Earth Week

  To celebrate Earth Day 2013 Wild South is hosting a series of fun events, outings, and workshops to enjoy  for the whole week leading up to Earth Day.  A calendar of events is listed below followed by a series of links to learn more about each  event. April 13th Linville Gorge Service Project with Four…

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