Posts by Wild South

Citizen Science – Protecting the South’s Biodiversity

The wild lands of the South are home to many rare and imperiled species. And our forests and the living things that depend on them need our help, now more than ever! Wild South’s Citizen Science program empowers individuals to join in the conservation of the South’s amazing biodiversity through hands-on field research. Citizen Scientists…

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Inspiring Love Through Outreach & Education

The defense of our forests begins with love — a belief that lies at the heart of Wild South’s Alabama Outreach & Education (ALOE) program. Through this program, we provide a pathway for individuals to understand and experience public lands, in turn inspiring community-wide stewardship and defense of Alabama’s most cherished wild places. Very often,…

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Preserving Alabama’s Wildest Places

Alabama is home to three federally-designated Wilderness areas – Sipsey Wilderness, Cheaha Wilderness, and Dugger Mountain Wilderness. These incredibly biodiverse and geologically-fascinating areas each possess their own unique Wilderness character and natural majesty. It took the hard work of many dedicated activists, naturalists, recreationists, and public lands enthusiasts to protect these lands, securing their inclusion…

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The Fight for Alabama’s Last Wild Places Podcast

Anne Markham Bailey has just released an interesting podcast series, interviewing thirteen founding members of Wild South, and capturing the story of their efforts to change management practices in the Bankhead National Forest. This engaging series of podcasts will unfold over a four-week period, recalling Wild South’s origin in advocacy, and reflecting on the benefit…

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WILD WEDNESDAYS in the Bankhead National Forest

Wild South’s Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest are opportunities for kids and their adults to enjoy our public lands together.  We come to love a place when we spend time in it, and what we love we want to protect.  Our hikes teach kids and adults about the wonders of nature in…

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Bankhead National Forest hike July 29

“In the canyons of the Sipsey, abundant water and sheltering walls enclose an island of the past.  Sheer sandstone cliffs, crowned with mountain laurel and filled with rare ferns and wildflowers rear 100 feet above the steep valley slopes.  Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the rock walls or plunge to the valley floor.  Numerous rock…

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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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