Archive for June 2017

Red Wolf Revival Film Screening

Friday, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m. Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL 35650 This month’s film screening is Red Wolf Revival. Light snacks served. Film begins at 7 p.m. Red Wolf Revival (2015) is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in…

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Kinlock Falls Cleans Up Nice

June 11, 2017 Inspired by a Facebook discussion about the amount of trash at Kinlock Falls, Wild South coordinated an impromptu clean up day. In spite of the short notice, we rounded up a dozen volunteers to come out on a hot Sunday afternoon and clean up trash. Afterwards they took a refreshing swim in Hubbard…

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Linville Gorge Trail Gets a Good Brushing

June 28, 2017 The real reason we need more youth volunteers on the National Forests: trail work can be really difficult!  It takes youthful energy to hike down 1,200 feet into Linville Gorge, spend the day clearing brush off trails, then hike back up with an 85 pound tire around your neck.  These three kids…

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Linville Gorge Wilderness Crosscut Warriors

June 25, 2017, volunteers cut fallen trees off the Linville Gorge Trail, central corridor of the beautiful Linville Gorge Wilderness in North Carolina.  On wilderness trails it’s expected that there will be some trees and other obstacles, but on steep hillsides such as those in Linville Gorge, such obstacles cause significant erosion as hikers try…

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Salamander Coverboard Project in Linville Gorge

June 10, 2017 Wild South volunteers led by Morgan Harris, Wild South’s Conservation Biologist, began installing tree “cookies” in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. As part of a salamander habitat project, these cookies will create the necessary habitat for these critters to thrive. Future plan is to monitor and maintain these plots for scientific research. If…

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Hike in the Sipsey Wilderness June 24

Take a refreshing Wilderness hike in the Sipsey Wilderness with Wild South. Our destination is the rapids on the Sipsey Fork on trail 206. Along the way, we will walk along Thompson Creek under big leaf magnolias, hemlocks and other hardwoods creating a cool canopy coverage. We will also see the notable Ship Rock and Eye…

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Wild Wednesday Nature Hikes for Kids and Families

​Mark your calendar!  Wild South’s  first Wild Wednesday hike of the season in the Bankhead National Forest will be June 28.  Hikes will continue each Wednesday through August 2.  Meet-up for each hike will be at the Wild South office in downtown Moulton at 9:30 a.m.  Return to the office by early afternoon. Wild South’s Wild…

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