Archive for March 2014

Bankhead National Forest hikes, April 5

Bankhead National Forest Hikes Saturday, April 5 Warrior Mountains Trading Company Two hikes to choose from.  Group size is limited and hikes fill quickly. Sign up HERE! March 29th hikes were cancelled due to rain, so we are recycling them on April 5! Hike #1:  Sougahoagdee Falls Meet-up time:  9:30 Leader:  Grant Posey Rating:  Moderately…

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Alabama’s Biodiversity – Inspiring A New Century of Discovery

Alabama Citizens Pay Tribute to Dr. Edward O. Wilson Wednesday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. Concert Hall, Moody Music Building The University of Alabama Citizens from throughout Alabama will join together for an evening of storytelling and sharing discoveries about Alabama’s natural world to honor Alabama native son and internationally recognized naturalist and biodiversity expert…

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Wild South Awarded Grant to Partner with Cherokee Preservation Foundation

  March 27, 2014 Cherokee One Feather We are proud and honored to once again partner with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to finalize projects placing 85,000 tribal records into EBCI libraries and providing greater public access to these critical records which not only provide historical and genealogical information, but are also applicable to pinpoint special…

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2014 Wild South Conservation Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – March 26, 2014 Contact: Benjamin Colvin: 828-258-2667 ben.colvin@wildsouth.org ASHEVILLE, NC –Regional conservation leader announces Conservation Award winners at 6th Annual Green Gala. Wild South announced today the winners for its annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards honor outstanding conservation work in the South. “These awards recognize champions of conservation for their…

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Executive Director

Pat Byington (205) 999-7655 pat@wildsouth.org Pat Byington brings more than 25 years of conservation and public lands experience and accomplishments to Wild South.  As Executive Director of the Alabama Environmental Council (formerly the Alabama Conservancy), Byington doubled the organization’s membership and increased its operating budget nearly ten-fold. As director of one of the state’s oldest…

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Oskar Blues benefit for Wild South on St. Patrick’s Day!

Jump on the Trolley to Oskar Blues! Monday March 17, 2014 – St. Patrick’s Day – is Give-Back Monday at Oskar Blues benefiting Wild South! “-Together, conserving our Southern wilds” Get on the Trolley leaving Asheville at 430pm and leaving Brevard at 8pm to return to AVL! To secure a seat – RSVP to ben.colvin@wildsouth.org 

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Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting  (Passerina ciris) As the season warms up this year, the grays of winter become the colors of spring…and some of those colors are just wild! One of the most colorful songbirds you’ll see in the South is a small finch breed with a secretive story – the Painted Bunting.  In the Eastern US,…

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