Archive for January 2016

Wild South Hike in Bankhead National Forest, Feb. 6

Hike with Wild South to Caney Creek Falls in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org.  Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required.  Those bringing at least one child or teenager will get priority on the sign-up list. Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:…

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January 2016 E-Zine

In all my life, I have never been more shocked and sad when I learned that on December 20th, Kayah Gaydish, Wild South’s North Carolina Conservation Coordinator had passed away in a tragic climbing accident. In a few short hours after learning about her death, Karen Chavez, the outdoor writer for the Asheville Citizen Times called…

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Volunteer work day in Sipsey Wilderness & post-privet soiree, Jan. 30

  Join us for a day of privet pulling in the Sipsey Wilderness, then for a post-privet soiree afterward! Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:30 a.m. Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama This volunteer work day is Day 2 of our annual Wild Winter Weekend. Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Chinese privet is…

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Red Wolf: Then and Now

Canis rufus: 200,000 BCE to 2016 by Taylor Barnhill, Wild South On a recent trip to the red wolf recovery area in eastern North Carolina, Terry Deal, Wild South Board Chair, and I were able to learn about this remarkable animal, knowing that it roamed within howling distance from where we stood. Kim Wheeler, Executive…

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A Review of Cultural Heritage in 2015

by Paige Tester, Cultural Heritage Coordinator, Wild South 2015 was another exciting and productive year for Wild South’s Cultural Heritage Department. In March, Wild South received a grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to continue our cultural heritage work for another year. In November, we received an additional grant from the Cherokee…

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Linville Gorge Stewardship Coordinator

Kevin Massey 828-606-4770 kevin@wildsouth.org Kevin has been working with Wild South since January 2016, after demonstrating his commitment to stewardship of public lands by working on trails for more than 15 years. He is currently serving as the Grandfather Ranger District’s Volunteer Coordinator as well as working to identify and restore the trail and campsite…

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MLK National Day of Service, January 18

Roadside trash is a persistent problem in the Bankhead National Forest, detracting from the visual appeal of this magnificent resource and creating a bad impression for forest visitors. Wild South’s Helping Hands program has held many trash pickup projects over the years in an effort to both clean up the mess and to encourage the…

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Wild Winter Weekend! January 29-30

  Join Wild South staff from Mississippi to North Carolina for a weekend of celebration, camaraderie and service! Winter Party and Grand Opening of the new Wild South office in Moulton, Alabama Friday, January 29  6:00-8:30 p.m. Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama (south side of the courthouse square, downtown Moulton) A…

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