Defending Wildlife

Storyteller Anne Markham Bailey Speaks for the Bankhead

This summer, Wild South sat down with Anne Bailey, producer and director of Present Tense Podcast, to find out more about her inspiring series, “The Fight for Alabama’s Last Wild Places.” This 13-episode work tells the stories of the original activists who fought to protect the Bankhead National Forest many years ago. Anne is an…

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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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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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Is your stream impacting Hellbenders?

Some areas in Western North Carolina provide a haven for imperiled Eastern Hellbenders with large populations scattered about the region; however, this giant salamander is declining across its range and North Carolina is no exception. For years now, Wild South has worked with partners in the region to help keep Hellbenders from making their way…

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September Bumble Bee Challenge!

The Bumble Bee Challenge is back! We took a month off from prizes in August, but for September we have a special prize from local ceramic artist Laurie Caffery. This month, the citizen scientist that submits the most locations for Bumble Bee observations will win a pair of handmade mugs featuring the elusive Rusty Patched…

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Bumble Bee Blitz!!

All summer we’ve been searching and searching for the ever elusive Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and now is the time to really ramp up our efforts! Why, you ask? Well, as you may know, the defining characteristic  of Rusty Patched Bumble Bees is the brown patch that is apparent on its abdomen. Queen Rusty Patches don’t…

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Trip Report: Sam’s Gap – August 6, 2018

Wild South staff and three dedicated citizen scientists arrived at the surprisingly crowded trailhead just off I-26 for the Appalachian Trail at 8:30. We were all eager to get onto the trail and search for the elusive Rusty Patched Bumble Bee at a site that is the pinnacle of pollinator habitat. Sam’s Gap is home…

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