Archive for June 2013

MS Wilderness Rangers Highlighted by National Forest Foundation!

June 2013- Wild South’s Mississippi Wilderness Rangers have been highlighted in the Summer-Fall 2013 issue of “Your National Forests”, the National Forest Foundation’s Magazine! Working in the often-neglected Black Creek Wilderness and Leaf Wilderness, the rangers are improving public engagement and education, protecting the solitude and character of wilderness, completing a recreation inventory and more.…

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MS Wilderness Rangers Highlighted in Magazine

In the Summer-Fall 2013 issue of “Your National Forests”, the ‘Official Magazine of the National Forest Foundation”, Wild South’s Mississippi Wilderness Rangers are highlighted for their work in the Black Creek Wilderness and Leaf Wilderness! The rangers are working to help these once-neglected Wilderness Areas by increasing education and public engagement, protecting the areas from…

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NC Amphibian Bill Passed!

Wild South’s Wildlife Ambassador, 14 year old Rachel Hopkins, led the campaign to name official state symbols – State Salamander, the Marbled Salamander, and State Frog, the Pine Barrens Tree Frog. On June 19, 2013, the bill (HB830) passed Senate vote and will be signed into law!   Rachel continues to ‘wow’ everyone she meets with…

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Tennessee Wild Gains Support!

June 2013-The Tennessee Wild Campaign that will add 20,000 acres of Wilderness to the Cherokee National Forest in TN requires the support of diligent, passionate and determined people…and that’s JUST what we’ve got, thanks to YOU!  At Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga and at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, dedicated TN Wild volunteers and staff got thousands…

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Get to know the GNSA

This summer Wild South is ramping up our  Campaign  to protect 25,500 acres of some of the most spectacular scenery in Western North Carolina.  Stretching from Grandfather Mountain along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 321 sits the proposed Grandfather National Scenic Area (GNSA). Wild South has been working to protect this area with members…

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Home Sweet Home for Hellbenders

  by Arianne Messerman Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) are the largest salamanders in North America, and the only representatives of the family Cryptobranchidae outside of Asia. These fully aquatic titans live in cool, clean mountain streams and rivers throughout Appalachia. The permeable skin and long life span of the species make these creatures particularly valuable as…

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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)

By Katie Reidy The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is one of two species of box turtles found in the United States. It is the only “land turtle” found in North Carolina and is also the state reptile. The Eastern Box Turtle is easily identified  by their bright markings. They have high, dome-shaped carapace (top…

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Trail Work Day in Sipsey Wilderness, June 15

  Join us on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. as we pick up where we left off June 1 on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 203 (Bankhead NF, Alabama). Sign up HERE We will hike in 1.1 mile from the eastern end of the trail on the Old Northwest Road and come out the same way,…

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