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…Read More
Wild South is committed to training the next generation of conservationists and each year we bring on interns to help them gain experience in the field of conservation that will…Read More
Wild South is pleased to announce that Chattanooga native Jim Pfitzer has joined the Tennessee Wild team working to protect Tennessee’s wildest places by passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Jim…Read More
by Morgan Harris, Associate Conservation Biologist Wild South is starting a new, exciting chapter with the introduction of our Conservation Science Program focused on preserving biodiversity in the South. This…Read More
Wild South’s internship program connects dedicated individuals with work that matches their interests and develops their skills. We have had many wonderful interns over the years, including Allegra Torres, our…Read More
by Arianne Messerman Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) are the largest salamanders in North America, and the only representatives of the family Cryptobranchidae outside of Asia. These fully aquatic titans live…Read More
Using innovative designs for “Hellbender Huts” made of concrete using wooden molds, Wild South interns will learn more about Hellbender reproductive behavior and populations. Elusive and ancient Eastern Hellbender salamanders…Read More
The summer of 2012 brought us four talented and enthusiastic students who helped us expand our efforts across the South to protect wildlife and imperiled habitats while educating people and strengtheing our relationships with scientists and land managers.
I started my internship at Wild South after graduating from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
I began interning for Wild South the summer before my last semester at UNC-Asheville.
Tawnee is pursuing her Master of Environmental Management degree at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.Read More