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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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National Public Lands Day 2016

Cranal Road Cleanup in the Bankhead National Forest The 23rd annual National Public Lands Day is September 24, 2016. This is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, aimed at connecting people to public lands in their community, inspiring environmental stewardship, and encouraging use of public lands for education, recreation and general health.…

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Would You Like To Be a Wilderness Ranger?

     Would You Like To Be a Wilderness Ranger? 2018 Training October 6-7 Saturday and Sunday from 9-5 Wild South office in Moulton It’s 2018, and the Wilderness Act of 1964, which established the National Wilderness Preservation System and designated the first 54 wilderness areas, will be 54 years old in September. Also, the…

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Vandalism in Linville Gorge

The photograph above is a travesty, and Wild South will be restoring the natural splendor of this site.   We need YOUR help. This summer, Wild South began working with the Forest Service to remove graffiti that defaces OUR natural treasures throughout the Linville Gorge Wilderness. For the coming months, Wild South will be training, equipping…

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Women of the Sipsey

Donate to The Women of the Sipsey Campaign For the past two years, Wild South has honored individuals who were leaders in the Sipsey Wilderness expansion campaign. Our first honorees were John Randolph, 2014, and Congressman Ronnie Flippo, 2015. This year, Wild South will celebrate and honor a special group of women who made the…

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Hike in Bankhead National Forest, June 25

Join Wild South on a hike in the Bankhead National Forest in northwest Alabama Saturday, June 25 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required. Destination:  Sougahoagdee Falls Leader:  Janice Barrett Hike distance:  4.25 miles, roundtrip Rating:  Moderately challenging All ages are welcome…

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Chattanooga conservationist Jim Pfitzer joins Wild South

Wild South is pleased to announce that Chattanooga native Jim Pfitzer has joined the Tennessee Wild team working to protect Tennessee’s wildest places by passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Jim brings to the job a lifetime of passion for the conservation of wild places and a strong history of promoting wildness through his work as…

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Green Gala Photo Gallery

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 of the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards and special awards, as well as celebrated Wild South’s legacy of 25 years. On May 7, 2016, 175 people gathered at The Millroom for a seated dinner,…

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Spring into Summer: June 2016 E-Zine

Dear Fellow Wild South Supporters, Below is one of my favorite stories about President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir. “The turning point of the fight came when Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt crossed paths in 1903.  The two outdoorsmen camped under the sequoias of the Mariposa Grove, rode horseback on the long trail to Glacier…

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Bartram and the Unparalleled Cascade of Falling Creek and Mount Magnolia

By Lamar Marshall, Cultural Heritage Director, Wild South In his Travels, William Bartram describes what I consider to be the three most elusive episodes in his journey from South Carolina to Cowee Town in 1775. These accounts include meeting the Cherokee strawberry-picking maidens, whom I am convinced he encountered on Green’s Creek just east of Cowee…

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