Archive for April 2016

Announcing the Top Nominees for Conservation Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Morgan Development and Communications Coordinator Wild South (828) 258-2667 (office) (434) 409-4523 (cell) hannah@wildsouth.org   Wild South Announces Top Nominees for Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards  ASHEVILLE, NC – The top nominees for the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards have been announced for their leadership in conservation in the South during the past year.…

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Wild South hike in Sipsey Wilderness, April 30

  Botanical Hike on Thompson Creek, Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, April 30 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group size is strictly limited and advance sign-up is required.  Don’t put it off – our hikes fill quickly! Leaders:  Janice Barrett and Kevin England Distance:  5 miles roundtrip Level of Challenge:…

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8th Annual Wild South Green Gala Announces Red Wolf Author DeLene Beeland As Keynote Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2016 Contact: Hannah Morgan Development and Communications Coordinator Wild South (828) 258-2667 (office) (434) 409-4523 (cell) hannah@wildsouth.org ASHEVILLE, NC – This year’s Wild South Green Gala will feature keynote speaker, DeLene Beeland, Asheville-based author of The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf, published…

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Choosing Extinction: An Inconvenient Species

Choosing Extinction: An Inconvenient Species By Taylor Barnhill Last spring, North Carolina’s Wildlife Resources Commission petitioned the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to end its red wolf reintroduction program and to declare the red wolf extinct in the wild. The FWS is considering the state’s petition and first announced it would rule by the…

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April 16: Wildflowers and Garbage Hike in the Linville Gorge

Come see the wilderness as it ought to be, Saturday April 16 at 9:30a ~ 4:00p at Daffodil Flats.  No daffodils this year, but an explosion of wildflowers.  Such a rich cove with so much native variety that I don’t know why people focus so much on the non-native daffodils.    Once we’re sufficiently inspired…

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Spring Drive is Here!

When you support Wild South, you are protecting the wild places and wildlife across the South. From preserving cultural heritage in North Carolina to maintaining trails in the Alabama wilderness…your support of Wild South goes a long way! If you contribute to Wild South by May 15th, your donation will help us meet our Spring Drive goal…

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The Cherokee Territorial Claim Circa 1700

Connect with Cherokee Journeys on Facebook   By Lamar Marshall, Wild South Cultural Heritage Director Around 1700, the Cherokee people were a powerful tribe of Native Americans who were uncontrolled by world powers and politics because of their remote and isolated homeland that lay west of the Appalachian Mountains. The seaboard colonies of the British…

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A Lesson Learned in Wilderness

by Kim Waites, Wild South Alabama Wilderness Volunteer Coordinator On a late Friday afternoon, a volunteer and I were emerging from the woods after an eight mile bushwhacking adventure in the Sipsey Wilderness. We were sporting sunburned faces, scratched up arms, and our clothes were covered in black soot from climbing over and under downed…

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Earth Day is Every Day: April 2016 E-Zine

 “Make Earth Day Every Day.” ~ Slogan of the Earth Day movement It’s hard to believe that on April 22nd, Earth Day will turn 46 years old. Back in 1990, I had the honor of meeting Gaylord Nelson, the former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin who founded Earth Day.  A true statesman and visionary, he never…

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