Archive for December 2015

Remembering Kayah: A Conservation Heroine

  Dear Friends of Wild South, It is with great sadness that I report the loss of one of our beloved staff members, Kayah Gaydish.  Kayah died on Sunday, December 20, in a climbing accident near Abingdon, Virginia. This remarkable young woman was the North Carolina Conservation Coordinator for Wild South and worked tirelessly as…

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December 2015 E-Zine

Happy Howlidays from all of us at Wild South! We are very grateful for your support in 2015 and look forward to working together in the coming year! Thanks to your support, we have been hard at work conserving, preserving, and stewarding our valued wild places throughout the South. Please enjoy our December 2015 E-Zine…

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What Not To Do In The Wilderness: Field Reports from a Mississippi Volunter Wilderness Ranger

What Not To Do In The Wilderness: Field Reports from a Mississippi Volunteer Wilderness Ranger By Nkrumah Frazier, Mississippi Outreach Coordinator, Wild South Recently while patrolling the wilderness section of the Black Creek Hiking Trail, I encountered several Leave No Trace and wilderness regulations violations. The most notable was a permanent campsite that was  recently developed.…

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Wilderness: Through A High Schooler’s Eyes

Wilderness: Through A High Schooler’s Eyes By Kayah Gaydish, North Carolina Conservation Coordinator While working in conservation, you tend to meet a lot of wonderful people. Getting to work with people who are passionate about nature is one of the perks of the work, and here is one example. Earlier this year, I was contacted by…

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Wild South Collects Rare Cherokee Documents at Harvard University

By Lamar Marshall, Cultural Heritage Director, Wild South Wild South’s Cultural Heritage Team, Lamar Marshall and Paige Tester, along with Cherokee genealogist Anita Finger-Smith, spent a week in Cambridge, MA collecting primary Cherokee records at Harvard University’s Houghton and Lamont Libraries. The team photographed 17,795 new digital images of missionary records ranging from 1818 to about 1850.…

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Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund Today!

This is a critical moment in the future of America’s wild places. The Land and Water Conservation Fund, one of the most successful conservation programs in history, has been cut and we need Congress to reinstate it before it’s too late. Please send an email (see below) or call to your Senator and Representative today…

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Privet-pullers unite! Sipsey Wilderness volunteer work day Dec. 19

Join Wild South staff and volunteers for privet-pulling on Thompson Creek in the Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, December 19 Wild South office  in downtown Moulton, Alabama 8:30 a.m. Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Chinese privet is the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness.  From late fall to early spring, privet control is the…

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