Archive for November 2014

Wild South hike in Sipsey Wilderness, Dec. 6

Wild South hike in the Sipsey Wilderness The Lookout Trail (Trail #203) Saturday, December 6 9:30 a.m. at Warrior Mountains Trading Company Click HERE to sign up through Meetup.com.  Group size is strictly limited to 10.  Advance sign-up is required. Leader:  Julia Bright Distance:  4 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderate All ages welcome The Lookout Trail, or…

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#GivingTuesday

This holiday season, place Wild South at the top of your giving list – because YOU are helping to make lasting change and a legacy for future generations. On December 2, Visit our #GivingTuesday page and donate! It always feels better to Give than to Receive!     And check out this GREAT video from…

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Hellbender Wildlife Protection Campaign

The Hellbender Wildlife Protection Campaign Protecting and Celebrating our Uniquely Southern Wildlife Species and Habitats Donate Today – and  help protect dozens of wildlife species and millions of acres of wildlife habitat in the South! Famed author Barbara Kingsolver once said that “the state flag of Appalachia should be a salamander,” no doubt an homage…

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Fall Fest in Asheville with Osprey Packs, RootsRated, Wild South and more! (Gala Call for Nominations)

NOMINATION FORM found HERE November 7, 2014 Media Contact: Benjamin Colvin (828) 258-2667 or ben@wildsouth.org For Immediate Release BIRMINGHAM, AL – WILD SOUTH ANNOUNCES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ROOSEVELT-ASHE CONSERVATON AWARDS Wild South invites the public to submit nominations for its 7th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 20, 2015, four individuals and one business…

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Forest Service Proposes Opening 70% of Pisgah-Nantahala to Logging

TAKE ACTION HERE!  Send your personal comments and stand up for the wild places we all love.  Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: November 12, 2014 Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, SELC, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org Forest Service proposes massive logging program in an area bigger than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park CHAPEL…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, Nov. 15

Join Wild South staff and volunteers for a day of service in the Sipsey Wilderness! Saturday, November 15 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office Click here to SIGN UP or ask questions Pick a project: Thompson Creek Trail – Crosscut sawyers needed to remove a large blowdown from the trail about 1 mile in.  Non-crosscutters needed…

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Board Member Bios

Taylor Barnhill Organzational Consultant and Architect Madison County, NC I’m a Durham NC native who discovered the mountains of Madison County in the 70’s while working as an architectural consultant. I fell in love with the people and the forests and a 52 acre back-to-the-land mountain farm. To pay the bills, I ran a solar…

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2015 Board Member List

Jeff Hicks, President Asheville, NC 28803   Travis McDowell, Treasurer Fairview, NC 28730   Tammy Belinsky, Secretary Copper Hill, VA 24079   Lee Hilliard, MD, Member Birmingham, AL 35233   Taylor Barnhill, Member Mars Hill, NC 28754   Tom Dudley, Member Greenville, SC 29609   Tom Hatley, PhD, Member Asheville, NC 28801   Mike Murdock,…

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Tennessee Wilderness Act needed to protect headwaters of river

 Pat Byington: Tennessee Wilderness Act needed to protect headwaters of river Nov 2, 2014 (article Link HERE) I believe President Ronald Reagan would be very proud if he visited communities surrounding Tennessee’s wilderness areas today. On October 30, 1984, President Reagan signed into law the first Tennessee Wilderness Act. 30 years. One generation. Back in February,…

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