Archive for August 2013

Welcome Our New TN Wild Director- Pat Byington!

We are pleased to welcome Pat Byington as the new Tennessee Wild Director! Jeff Hunter has been an incredibly strong leader and advocate for Tennessee Wilderness, and will be missed by us all. But Pat has the character, the leadership and the experience to jump right in to fill Jeff’s shoes and the Coalition could…

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Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

Southern Appalachian Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) by Minshu Deng Wild South, with support from partners like Second Gear, work to protect our native wildlife – advocating through education – and you might just get to see Brook Trout Saturday August 31, 2013 in Asheville, NC at Wild Things Weekend! The Southern Appalachian brook trout is…

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Public Lands hold our Headwaters

Yes, it is still raining around the South and all this water reminds us about the important role our public lands play. Particularly in the Southeast US, the headwaters of our rivers tend to originate on public lands – our National Forests especially. Sipsey Fork traced to the Gulf Enjoy, Value, Protect…We recreate, swim, boat,…

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USFS notice: Rappelling now prohibited on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 200

NOTICE from the USFS Bankhead District: Trail 200 between the Borden Trailhead and the Sipsey Trailhead in Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest is closed to rappelling. Please do not rappel or rock climb on the bluffs within the corridor of or adjacent to Trail 200. This closure is in place to protect natural resources…

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Star-Nosed Mole (Condylura cristata)

By Minshu Deng There are countless strange creatures in the animal kingdom, and the star-nosed mole is certainly one of those when it comes to appearances. With 22 fleshy, pink tentacles radiating out from it in a star-like pattern, the nose of this mole is one of the most uniquely specialized among animals. Some would…

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Wild Things Weekend 2013

This Labor Day weekend come out where the wild things are at the second annual Wild Things Weekend.  The event, sponsored by local conservation organization Wild South, will feature live animal shows and interactive exhibits from a wide range of outdoor businesses, environmental educators, and conservation groups. The event will be all day Saturday from…

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