Archive for February 2016

Take Action: Save Cumberland Mountains from Mining

Call to Action: Save Tennessee Cumberland Mountains from Ridgetop Coal Mining Click here to take action right now. The deadline is February 26! Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition: The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is evaluating a petition to designate more than 67,000 acres as unsuitable for surface coal mining. The bureau began work on…

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Wild South hike in Bankhead National Forest March 5

Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company All ages welcome.  Priority will be given to those bringing at least one child or teenager. Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required.  Hikes fill very quickly! Destination:  Holmes Chapel Falls Leader:  Janice Barrett…

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Fall in Love With the Wild: February 2016 E-Zine

It was simply inspiring. Last month, Wild South held our annual Wild Winter Weekend and from the moment the doors opened on Friday night, a steady stream of Wild South friends and volunteers arrived at our new office in Moulton, Alabama. More than 60 individuals embraced Wild South that evening, and it didn’t end there.…

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Hike in Bankhead NF, Feb. 27, and slideshow from Jan. hike

  Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest Saturday, February 27 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Hike to Key Mill Branch Leader:  Tim Davis Distance:  4.5 – 5 mile loop Level of Challenge:  Moderately challenging.  For experienced hikers only For ages 10 and over Let’s do it again!…

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Wild Winter Weekend Slideshow

Wild South staff welcomed over 60 friends, long-time and new, to our Wild Winter party and open house at the Moulton office of Wild South on Friday, January 29. In our new office, we are pleased to have wall space to exhibit art.  From the early days of the Bankhead Monitor, Charles Seifried has generously…

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Honoring Our Volunteers: Wayne Bailey

Volunteer: Wayne Bailey Home: Rogersville, Alabama Occupation: Retired from 28 years as a teacher in Lauderdale County, Alabama, public schools. Wayne Bailey is a Wild South Helping Hands volunteer, Volunteer Wilderness Ranger and volunteer guitar picker, harmonica player and singer at our events. If we had a piano, he would play that, too. At our…

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Love the Red Wolf

This Valentine’s Day the red wolf needs your love! The red wolf is on the brink of extinction with fewer than 50 left in the wild, down from a peak population of 130 approximately 10 years ago. These remaining wild red wolves live in eastern North Carolina under mandated management by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

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Historical Trails, Cherokees, and the Civil War

Connect with Cherokee Journeys on Facebook   By Paige A. Tester, Cultural Heritage Coordinator and Lamar Marshall, Cultural Heritage Director At Wild South, a large part of the Cultural Heritage department’s work is focused on researching and mapping historical trails on public lands. These trails tie us to the past, illustrating how ways of life…

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Honoring Our Volunteers: Van Coffey

Wild South could not successfully fulfill our mission without the dedicated service of volunteers. We take pride in our volunteers and spotlight them accordingly. This month we want to especially thank Van Coffey for her continued support through her dedicated volunteer service. Van came to us last spring as a Volunteer Preserve Ranger for Ruffner…

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