Archive for May 2016

Wild South Hike in Bankhead National Forest, June 4

Celebrate National Trails Day with a Hike  to Caney Creek Falls Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign up is required in order to keep group size limited.  Hikes fill quickly! Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  3 miles, roundtrip (with a 2 mile roundtrip option)…

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Sipsey Wilderness hike with Wild South, May 28

Join Wild South for a hike in the Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, May 28 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required in order to keep group size limited to 10. Destination:  Mattox Motel Leader:  Carroll Wilson Level of Challenge: Moderately challenging Distance:  3 miles roundtrip All ages Our…

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Bankhead Liaison Panel Meeting, May 19

Wild South is an active member of the Bankhead Liason Panel and we encourage everyone who has an interest in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness to attend Liaison Panel meetings.  Following is the invitation and meeting agenda from Bankhead District Ranger Dave Casey. Email janice@wildsouth.org if you have questions. ~~~ Bankhead Liaison Panel…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, May 21

  Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, May 21 8:30 a.m. Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama Sign up or ask questions at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Location:  The Sipsey River Trail (#209) Hiking distance:  10 miles roundtrip Level of Challenge:  Strenuous The Christmas Day flood that brought the Sipsey Fork up to 41 feet…

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Wild South Awards Conservation Heroes at 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hannah Morgan Development and Communications Coordinator Wild South (434) 409-4523 (cell) hannah@wildsouth.org  Wild South Awards Conservation Heroes at 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala  ASHEVILLE, NC – An all-star cast of conservation heroes were honored at Saturday’s 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala. At the event, Wild South recognized the winners…

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Cheaha Wilderness Workday: May 14

Join Wild South staff and Wilderness Rangers for a volunteer work day in the Cheaha Wilderness on May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This trail day is open to the general public yet you must be 18 years of age or older. The recent wildfire along the Odum Scout trail revealed several fire…

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Photos from Wild South’s Earth Month in Alabama, April 2016

From one end to the other, Earth Month was packed with Wild South activities, hikes, projects and educational opportunities in Alabama. The work of forest protection takes on many guises; it may look like a family taking a hike, or a Native American visiting an ancient sacred site, or a group of women practicing yoga…

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2016 Internship Program: Training the Next Generation of Conservation Scientists

by Morgan Harris, Associate Conservation Biologist Wild South is starting a new, exciting chapter with the introduction of our Conservation Science Program focused on preserving biodiversity in the South. This program is a collaboration between Wild South’s new Associate Conservation Biologist, Morgan Harris, and Dr. JJ Apodaca, Wild South’s Chief Conservation Scientist and professor at Warren Wilson…

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