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June 1 is National Trails Day! Let’s get out there.

National Trails Day Saturday, June 1 8:30 a.m. Wild South office Click HERE to sign up! To celebrate National Trails Day, we are having a special volunteer work day in the Sipsey Wilderness and YOU are invited!  The first Saturday of the month is usually a hike day for us, but this June 1 we…

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Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, May 11

April workday mission accomplished:  Steps built, trail blockages cleared! Next Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness: Saturday, May 11 8:30 a.m. Wild South office Sign up HERE On May 11, we will team up on Sipsey Wilderness trails #203 and #207.  There is crosscut work to be done on 207 and we will give each of…

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Kill the Drill *Latest Updates*

*Latest Updates* On Thursday evening, April 25, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service (USFS) held their long awaited “public informational meeting” about mineral leasing on National Forests in Alabama. The agencies have been promising to hold this meeting since July 8, 2012, after withdrawing 43,000 acres of proposed lease sales,…

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Back in the Wilds of Mississippi

Wild South is pleased to announce that for the next twelve months we will be continuing our efforts to protect and restore the Wilderness areas of Mississippi.  With its sandy bottomed streams and ox bow rivers the Black Creek Wilderness will once again be a focus for our Wilderness Rangers. One of last years rangers,…

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Beer City Festival Raffle!

Purchase Single Tickets $5/each HERE  Purchase Bulk Tickets $20 for 5 Tickets HERE     Special additional prizes announced the week of May 6! (Value of over $500!) Thanks to partners at French Broad Brewing Company

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Forests For Life Program

Our Native Birds is the theme for Wild South’s Forests For Life Program this year.  Throughout March, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Ranger Daphne Moland presented a wildlife and bird program to students in the Lawrence County Indian Education Program in local public schools. After attending the program, students made posters that were exhibited at the…

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Wild South’s Wildlife Ambassador Champions Amphibian Bill

Wild South is incredibly proud to welcome Rachel Hopkins as our first Wildlife Ambassador!  Rachel is a former winner of Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award as Outstanding Youth in Conservation, and she is a highly knowledgeable, motivated and successful wildlife advocate! Founder of “Save the Frog’s Day” in North Carolina, Rachel is championing efforts for the…

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Bankhead Canyon Celebration Hike May 4

To celebrate the successful completion of Wild South’s Canyon Mapping Program, Wild South staff and guest experts in the fields of archaeology (Dr. Bruce Bizzocco) and geology (Dr. Jim Lacefield) led educational hikes in January and February 2013 to some of the canyons in the Bankhead National Forest that, because of documentation by Mark Kolinski…

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Hikes in the Bankhead National Forest April 27

Wild South hikes in Bankhead National Forest Saturday, April 27 9:00 a.m. at  Warrior Mountains Trading Company Group sizes are limited and advance sign-up is required.  Click HERE to sign up! Pick your hike from these two great choices: Flint Creek Botanical Area and Indian Tomb Hollow glade Leader:  Botanist Kevin England Distance:  1 mile…

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