Since moving to WNC 4 years ago, Abbey has become a well-known and respected trail maintainer.  In addition to volunteering weekly with Wild South, she also volunteers with Carolina Mountain Club and NC High Peaks.  She is a section maintainer on the Appalachian Trail as well as a section maintainer for Hickery Fork in Shelton…

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As a lifelong resident of WNC, Tom has always loved and taken pride in the priceless beauty of his home. “My mission, and what my children were taught, leave it better than you found it. On our outings, we always carry out our trash and often a Walmart bag for extra litter encountered. Since retiring…

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The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River in northwest Alabama is Alabama’s only Wild and Scenic designated river.  Earlier this month, Wild South completed a cleanup and video project on the Sipsey Fork that was funded by a grant from River Network, a national water protection organization.   Massive amounts of trash were removed from the…

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Wild South continues to stand by the South’s wild places. As record numbers of people enjoy public lands, the extra wear and tear is real. Adapting to the challenge, Wild South is keeping crews small. We’re empowering individuals, families, and small teams to protect the forests they love. The South’s wild…

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Wild Wednesday nature hikes for kids and families This summer, Wild South’s popular Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness are being conducted in the form of videos because of the coronavirus pandemic. We like to see kids and families out exploring the wonders of our National Forests and Wilderness areas…

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When we know better, we do better. Author – Janice Barrett Four wood nymphs and a troll, as our group was described by Robert Howell, Wild South volunteer, board member and self-declared troll, descended into a canyon of the Sipsey Wilderness on a solidly overcast, magnolia-scented morning in May.  The four wood nymphs were Wild…

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Wild South is excited to announce the launch of our new store in partnership with Opportunity Center – Easter Seals. The Opportunity Center-Easter Seals is a nationally accredited non-profit organization providing vocational evaluation/assessment, paid work training and employment services for people with disabilities using internal and external contracts. Mission Statement To provide vocational development and…

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Off the bluff trail and into the creek!  Wild Wednesday explorers Andrew, Maggie, Carlos and Anthony join Janice Barrett in discovering what lives in Brushy Creek below the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corp dam.  Carefully turning over rocks (and carefully replacing them), wading through aquatic plants and searching along the edge of the water revealed the…

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