Archive for October 2016

News From Wild South – October 2016 E-Zine

Dear supporter, As autumn broadcasts her splendor in the forests and public lands we hold dear, I hope that you will take the time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of this colorful season.  Look out over a mountain vista, hike to a waterfall, traverse a stream, track a migrating raptor, or simply breathe…

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The Fight for Red Wolf Survival Continues

In a recent development in the fight to continue recovery efforts of the red wolf in the wild, four of the five conservation scientists who drafted the Population Viability Analysis (PVA) for the red wolf have declared that their findings were misinterpreted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as justification for the agency’s decision to…

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Appalachian Indian Trails by Lamar Marshall

Appalachian Indian Trails By Lamar Marshall Three hundred years ago, the southern Appalachians were home to the sovereign Cherokee Nation. Over fifty towns and settlements were connected by a well-worn system of foot trails, some of which later became wagon roads turnpiked by Cherokee turnpike companies. This Indian trail system, which climaxed around 1800, was…

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Welcome Wild South’s Newest Wilderness Rangers!

On October 1st and 2nd, twenty Wild South volunteers received their initial training preparing them to work as Volunteer Wilderness Rangers in Alabama’s three wilderness areas. Several of our veteran VWRs were present as well to offer the benefit of their knowledge and experience. Kudos to these passionate and committed individuals! Without them, our wilderness…

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Hikes in the Bankhead National Forest, Oct. 29

Sign up for a Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest or Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, October 29 9:00 a.m. at Warrior Mountains Trading Company 11312 AL Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL SIGN UP at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required to keep group sizes limited.  Specify which hike you would like and how many are coming…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, Oct. 15

Join Wild South for a volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness! Saturday, October 15 Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL The target of our October trail work day will be the Thompson Creek Trail (#206) and portions of the Sipsey Fork…

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