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Bankhead National Forest (AL) Hike, August 3

A mid-summer paradise on Sipsey. This land is your land. Come hike with us on August 3. Sign up HERE Low Pressure Bridge on Sipsey Fork, Bankhead NF Leaders:  Julia and Joe Bright Distance:  Approx. 2.5 miles Rating:  Moderately challenging All ages welcome Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required For thousands of…

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Sponsor the Wild South 5K Team at Bele Chere!

Donate HERE to support the Wild South 5K Team! The is our THIRD year running – the Wild South Bele Chere 5K running team! SPONSOR the team today – $5, $25, $50…sponsor at any level and you are supporting Wild South’s efforts to protect wild places and wild things across the South! Help us reach…

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BNF Herbicide Workshop

Bankhead National Forest To Host Herbicide Workshop So far in the restoration process, the Bankhead National Forest has used herbicides only in a limited way, mainly for the eradication of non-native invasive plant species.  The Forest Service would like to expand their use of herbicides as a management tool to achieve other objectives in the…

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Patagonia Awards $25,000 to Tennessee Wild Campaign

Wild South and the Tennessee Wild Campaign are very proud to partner with Patagonia to push in this legislative session, with Sen. Alexander leading the way, to deliver Wilderness in Tennessee for the first time in over 27 years. Patagonia has awarded the Tennessee Wild Campaign a $25,000 grant to protect headwaters, recreation, beauty and…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, July20

Join us for a day of hot fun in the Sipsey Wilderness! Saturday, July 20 Sipsey Wilderness Trail #207 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office Sign up HERE! Trail 207 runs from north to south and the southern portion follows Braziel, then Borden, Creek.  Since it’s July and it’s Alabama, we are sticking with…

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Wild South Launches Interactive Cherokee Journey

This Fourth of July, take a moment to appreciate not only the story of America and its independence, but also the rich history of Native America. This month Wild South an Asheville-based conservation non-profit, in partnership with Google Earth Outreach, development firm TopFloorStudio, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has launched Cherokee Journey, an interactive website filled…

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Bankhead National Forest Hike, July 6

  Sipsey Fork Saturday, July 6 9:30 a.m. The July 6 hike will be to a place on the Sipsey Fork that was the site of an old bridge.   The crossing here is shallow with swimming holes, a sand beach, abundant aquatic life and lush, deep forest.  Before swimming and having a picnic lunch on…

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MS Wilderness Rangers Highlighted by National Forest Foundation!

June 2013- Wild South’s Mississippi Wilderness Rangers have been highlighted in the Summer-Fall 2013 issue of “Your National Forests”, the National Forest Foundation’s Magazine! Working in the often-neglected Black Creek Wilderness and Leaf Wilderness, the rangers are improving public engagement and education, protecting the solitude and character of wilderness, completing a recreation inventory and more.…

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NC Amphibian Bill Passed!

Wild South’s Wildlife Ambassador, 14 year old Rachel Hopkins, led the campaign to name official state symbols – State Salamander, the Marbled Salamander, and State Frog, the Pine Barrens Tree Frog. On June 19, 2013, the bill (HB830) passed Senate vote and will be signed into law!   Rachel continues to ‘wow’ everyone she meets with…

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Tennessee Wild Gains Support!

June 2013-The Tennessee Wild Campaign that will add 20,000 acres of Wilderness to the Cherokee National Forest in TN requires the support of diligent, passionate and determined people…and that’s JUST what we’ve got, thanks to YOU!  At Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga and at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, dedicated TN Wild volunteers and staff got thousands…

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