Championing Wilderness

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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Learning, Service and Fun

On Wednesday, April 26, Wild South engaged an energetic group of teens in a project that combined learning, service and fun. They began the day with a hike to historic Kinlock Shelter, then walked the road from the shelter to Kinlock Falls, picking up trash along the way. There were a multitude of surprises on…

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Regional Nonprofit Work to Keep the Wild in Wilderness

By Terry Deal Everyone has reasons why they love living in southern Appalachia. Easy access to wilderness and the beauty and solace of wild places tend to top the list. We are fortunate to have so many opportunities nearby to explore treasured forests and enjoy abundant and varied wildlife as well as remarkable plant species.…

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Helping Hands March/April 2017

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, Wild South hosts a volunteer work day in the Sipsey Wilderness. Over winter, we generally pull privet along Thompson Creek. Then our focus shifts to other projects that need attention. In March, we had our last privet pulling day of the season. In April, we brought out the…

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Aldo Leopold Green Fire Film Screening

Join Wild South for an evening of fellowship and film! This Earth month we kick off our first in a monthly screening of films that inspire and educate the public on important environmental issues and timeless environmental heroes. We will screen The Green Fire, a documentary on the life and work of Aldo Leopold.  …

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