VWR AL

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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Dugger Mountain Wilderness Work Day, Feb. 11

  Join Wild South volunteers and staff for a work day in Dugger Wilderness on Saturday, February 11th. We will meet at the Burns trailhead at 9 a.m. (Google Maps Link) or at the Bass Pro Shop in Leeds at 7:30 to carpool (Google Maps Link). No trail maintenance experience is required. We will provide…

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Wilderness Ranger Backpacking Trip

Every year on the weekend that coincides with the recognition of Martin Luther King Day, our Alabama Wilderness Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Waites, takes a group of our Volunteer Wilderness Rangers on a four day, three night backpacking trip to one of the three wilderness areas in AL.

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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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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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A Lesson Learned in Wilderness

by Kim Waites, Wild South Alabama Wilderness Volunteer Coordinator On a late Friday afternoon, a volunteer and I were emerging from the woods after an eight mile bushwhacking adventure in the Sipsey Wilderness. We were sporting sunburned faces, scratched up arms, and our clothes were covered in black soot from climbing over and under downed…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness November 14

Join Wild South for trail maintenance in Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, November 14 Meet at 8:30 at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company, 11312 Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL Option 1:  A small group of volunteers is needed to continue the building of steps on Trail 209 (Sipsey Fork Trail) at the Borden Creek crossing.  We began this…

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