Archive for March 2015

Wild South Announces 2015 Conservation Award Winners

March 23, 2015 Wild South announced the winners of the 2015 Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards Friday night at the 7th Annual Green Gala at The Orange Peel in Asheville. The awards recognize outstanding conservation achievements by journalists, businesses, conservationists, educators and youth across the South. For the first time this year, Wild South also recognized conservation…

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Hikes in Bankhead National Forest, March 28

Three Springtime hikes in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, March 28 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group sizes are limited and advance sign-up is required.  Specify desired hike and include phone number in e-mail.  Hike #1:  Wiggins Hollow Leader:  Robert Howell Distance:  2.5 miles roundtrip Level of challenge:…

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Meet the Nominees

We are proud to showcase the nominees for this year’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards: Outstanding Journalist DeLene Beeland (Freelance Science and Nature Writer, NC) DeLene Beeland has made major contributions in conservation science and education and wildlife advocacy. In particular, DeLene has made outstanding contributions to the public’s awareness of the red wolf, an endangered species…

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Pat Byington: We should encourage nature

Fayetteville Observer  Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00 am Let’s give up on brook trout. Their future doesn’t look good. Brookies need cold, clear water – and a lot of streams aren’t as clean or as shaded as they used to be. Plus, introduced trout species are outcompeting them. The brook trout’s range in North…

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