Archive for January 2014

Volunteer Wilderness Rangers

Wild South’s Volunteer Wilderness Rangers The National Wilderness Preservation System, chartered by the Wilderness Act of 1964, is emblematic of the value that the majority of Americans accord to wild places. As of 2016, 765 wilderness areas, totaling over 109 million acres, have been designated for protection. 445 of these areas are managed by the US…

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Wild South hike in Bankhead NF, Feb. 1

 Hike with Wild South to Indian Tomb Hollow and High House Hill Saturday, February  1, 2014 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up HERE!  Group size is limited, so sign up quick! Hike distance:  approx. 3 miles roundtrip Leader:  Grant Posey Rating:   Moderate All ages welcome With its legendary cultural history, amazing geology and…

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Pictures from Bankhead National Forest (AL) hike Jan. 25

Saturday, January 25 was a perfect day for hiking in the Bankhead National Forest!  These photos were taken at Holmes Chapel Falls and Rush Creek.  Thank you, hikers, for a great day in our beautiful forest!  Our next hike in Bankhead will be February 22.  Our Sipsey Challenge hikes are every Saturday.  

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2012 Awards

2013 Gala Video Found HERE Outstanding Journalist: George Ellison (Bryson City, NC) A keen naturalist and gifted writer, George Ellison has spent a lifetime writing about natural and cultural history in the southern Appalachian Mountains. For example, George has written the Nature Journal column for the Asheville Citizen Times for nearly 20 years. Newcomers to the…

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Bankhead Liaison Panel Meeting January 21

This is the meeting originally scheduled for January 7 and postponed due to a water leak at the venue. The next meeting of the Bankhead Liaison Panel will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Moulton Recreation Center at Alexander Park in Moulton, AL.  The Moulton Recreation Center is located…

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Sipsey Wilderness Volunteer Workday, Jan. 18

Helping Hands Volunteer Workday Saturday, January 18 Sipsey Wilderness (Bankhead National Forest, Alabama) Wild South office 8:30 a.m. Sign up or ask questions HERE! Privet-pulling on Thompson Creek (Trail #206) continues!  After meeting at the Wild South office at 8:30 a.m. (or at the trailhead at 9:20 if that’s more convenient), we will drive to…

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Welcome New Wild South -TN Wild Staff!

We are proud to welcome two new members to the TN Wild Staff! (Pat Byington (TN Wild), Sen. Lamar Alexander, Laura Hodge (TN Wild), Kayse Smith (TN Wild intern), Sen Bob Corker, Scotty Bowman (TN Wild)) –Scotty Bowman and Laura Hodge have joined us to add their energy and skills to build even stronger grassroots…

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Call for Nominations – 2014 Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards

For Immediate Release, January 8, 2013 Contact:  Ben Colvin, Wild South, (828) 258-2667  Call for Nominations Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards  ASHEVILLE, NC.—  Wild South invites nominations for its Sixth Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 21, 2014, four individuals and one business will be recognized for their Outstanding Contributions to environmental conservation in the…

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Nominate Your Conservation Heroes

Nominations can be submitted by April 1, 2016, here: 2016 Nomination Form Wild South invites the public to submit nominations for the 8th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to environmental conservation in the South during the past year. Awards will be given and top nominees recognized in each of the five categories:…

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