Archive for October 2015

Alabama Wilderness – Wild South works to protect a national legacy

The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), established by The Wilderness Act of 1964, now contains over 109 million acres of federal lands in 765 distinct wilderness areas. Three of these areas are located in Alabama and are managed by the US Forest Service: The Sipsey Wilderness, Cheaha Wilderness and Dugger Mountain Wilderness. Covering about 42,000…

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Explore the New Cherokee Journey Website

This site is focused on the history of the Cherokees who remained in the mountains of western North Carolina from 1776 up until the recognition of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI) by the United States Congress in 1866. The site was created through funding by Google Earth, the Cherokee Preservation Foundation (CPF),…

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Celebrating Tennessee Wilderness

 Calling for the Passage of the Wilderness Act In August, nearly 500 outdoor enthusiasts spent the weekend in Tellico Plains and the Cherokee National Forest, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle-boarding. They all had one thing in common: Their love for the outdoors and support of the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Below are some great pictures from…

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Wild South’s Campaign for Wildlife and Wilderness Champions

Wild South Invites YOU to be a Wildlife and Wilderness Champion Donate – Become A Champion Today This fall, Wild South is launching our Campaign for Wildlife and Wilderness Champions. Our mission is to inspire people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South. We want you to be a part…

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Removing Invasive Plants from NC Wilderness

Wild South Tackles the Non-native and Invasive Plant Infestations in Linville Gorge Wilderness   Measuring in at nearly 12,000 acres, Linville Gorge is a part of the Pisgah National Forest and is the third largest Wilderness in North Carolina.  Lined with cliffs on either side, this 2,000 foot deep river gorge is a unique ecosystem.…

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Help Alabama’s Butterflies!

Help Alabama’s Butterflies! Exciting plans are underway to launch the Alabama Butterfly Atlas, a user-friendly website that will initially contain 50,000+ observational records as well as photographs, flight charts, life history, habitat, and gardening information. The Butterfly Atlas has recently been featured on AL.com. Click here to check it out! By donating you help put…

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