Archive for October 2013

French Broad Brewing Donates Tasting Room Sales

Halloween Week, October 28-November 2, 2013 , French Broad Brewing Co will donate Tasting Room sales to Wild South to protect wild places and wild things! French Broad Brewing Co. creates traditional European style beers while maintaining the unique flavor that is Asheville. They celebrate the values of wild places for people to play and…

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Sipsey Wilderness volunteer work day Oct. 26

There’s trail work to be done in the Sipsey Wilderness! Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company SIGN UP! The Sipsey Wilderness is located within the Bankhead National Forest in northwest Alabama.  On this project, we will be working in partnership with UAB’s Outdoor Pursuits group, finishing up the brushing out of…

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Golden Eagle

  Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)  The Golden Eagle is the largest raptor in North America, measuring from around two and half to three feet with a wingspan of seven feet! Golden Eagles are dark in color with a gold-yellow patch behind the neck and head- and they are ‘booted’, meaning they have feathers down to…

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Hike in Bankhead National Forest Nov. 2

Hike with Wild South in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, November 2 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up HERE Tapsville Falls Leader:  Carroll Wilson Distance: 2 or 3 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderate, off-trail Ages 8 and above welcome This hike will be in the northern section of Bankhead in the upper Beech Creek…

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Forest Service Must Explore Road Alternatives at Fires Creek

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Following an appeal by conservation groups, the regional office of the U.S. Forest Service ruled that the Nantahala National Forest must consider alternative routes outside of a sensitive watershed to access a private development surrounded by Forest Service land in the Fires Creek watershed.  The Southern Environmental Law Center filed an administrative…

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Global Frackdown event in Alabama

Wild South movie night! Global Frackdown Day of Action Saturday, October 19, 2013 Wild South’s Alabama office 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. RSVP Wild South is partnering with Food and Water Watch for Global Frackdown, a worldwide day of action against fracking. Join us in the Wild South office  for the screening of the film Triple…

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National Parks shutdown counter

This counter keeps track of the economic impact of having our National Parks closed during the ongoing government shutdown.  This does not include the impact of having our National Forests closed, too!

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Conservation Alliance Awards Wild South $25,000

                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013 Contact:  Ben Colvin, Wild South, (828) 258-2667   Local Non-Profit awarded Conservation Alliance grant for Wilderness in Tennessee   ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Wild South has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The Conservation Alliance to designate 19,558 acres of…

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