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Get to know the GNSA

This summer Wild South is ramping up our  Campaign  to protect 25,500 acres of some of the most spectacular scenery in Western North Carolina.  Stretching from Grandfather Mountain along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 321 sits the proposed Grandfather National Scenic Area (GNSA). Wild South has been working to protect this area with members…

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Home Sweet Home for Hellbenders

  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 in cool, clean mountain streams and rivers throughout Appalachia. The permeable skin and long life span of the species make these creatures particularly valuable as…

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Trail Work Day in Sipsey Wilderness, June 15

  Join us on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. as we pick up where we left off June 1 on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 203 (Bankhead NF, Alabama). Sign up HERE We will hike in 1.1 mile from the eastern end of the trail on the Old Northwest Road and come out the same way,…

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Wild South Interns Studying Hellbender Populations

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 are the largest salamander in the entire western hemisphere and live right here in our backyard!  They are incredibly unique and fascinating species that require…

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Wild South’s “Brewnion” Supporting Public Lands

The Brewing Community continues to show their fantastic support for public lands protection and Wild South.  We all agree that clean, safe public lands and waters produce better products, offer wilder experiences, and allow us to all enjoy the places we hold so dear.See the events coming up and look out for notices on the…

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Introducing Wild South’s Cherokee Trails-Google Earth project!

This is the first video of our Cherokee Indian Trails work in Western North Carolina in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Wild South hero, Lamar Marshall, has contributed volumes of his Indian Trails work and in collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and GoogleEarth, this interactive application uses decades of…

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Disappearing Wilderness

WATCH as the Wilderness of Tennessee disappears before your eyes… [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://youtu.be/_tnVYJy-vvY[/youtube] CLICK HERE to take action and preserve the wild!

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Bankhead National Forest hike May 25

Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) Hike Saturday, May 25 Warrior Mountains Trading Company 9:00 a.m. Advance sign-up required:  Click HERE Group size is limited. Hike to, on and under Balls Mountain Glade Leader:  Julia Bright Distance:  Approx. 1.5 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderate All ages welcome The hike to Balls Mountain Glade begins near the west end…

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