Wilderness Stewardship

Charles Seifried – Photographer, Activist, Friend to Wild Places

Charles Seifried is a renowned photographer and dedicated forest advocate. He has spent much of his professional career documenting the incredible landscapes of the South, and has introduced countless individuals to the amazing natural beauty of our wildest places. His photographic works inspire wonder, awe, and appreciation, and played a pivotal role in the fight…

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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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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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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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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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