Championing Wilderness

Wild Wednesday Summertime Hike Series

Grab a Kid and Get Outside! It wouldn’t be summer at Wild South without our Wild Wednesday hike series! Each Wednesday beginning the last week in June through the first week in August, we host nature hikes for kids and families to the coolest, wettest creeks and canyons of northwest Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest! Wild…

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Call For Volunteers in the Sipsey Wilderness

Do you love the Sipsey Wilderness? Are you passionate about taking care of public lands? If so, Wild South has a great volunteer opportunity for you! Join us in conducting an inventory of campsites in the Sipsey Wilderness, in partnership with the US Forest service. Recreation impact within the 25,000 acres of the Sipsey has…

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Fighting a Wildfire in the Linville Gorge

The morning of Sunday, April 28th  began as most Sundays do. Two Wild South trail crews gathered in the early morning hours to tackle a full day of work in the Linville Gorge. The weather was perfect and spring was in the air. Volunteers spent the day removing fallen trees, repairing trailbed, and removing graffiti…

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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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Cheaha Wilderness Trail Maintenance Day Sept 23

Join us for a work day in Cheaha Wilderness, Talladega National Forest. We will be performing light trail maintenance that will involve naturalizing fire rings, removing trash from existing fire rings and brushing and clearing minor trail blockages. Specific trail TBD closer to time. Saturday, September 23. Meet at the Cheaha State Park store at…

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Kinlock Falls Clean Up Sept 10

  Come end the summer with a clean up event at Kinlock Falls. This is a high use area during the summer for swimmers and it gets trashed! Meet at the Wild South office at noon where we will caravan to the falls. Bring plenty of water and snacks! Get your feet wet and enjoy…

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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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