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Support Wild South with Local Deals

Western North Carolina supporting Wild South! You Get We Give is a local deals group- discounts on business in dining, travel, outdoor adventure, ..almost anything. And the best part – at check out, you can select Wild South and 10% of the purchase is donated to Wild South’s work to protect wild places and wild…

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The Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests Need Your Voice.

The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of revising the management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Collaboration with the public is a vital part of the process. When completed, the plan will guide management of the two national forests for approximately 15 years. The future of a million acres of public land…

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Announced-5th Annual Conservation Awards Nominee Finalists

***See Past Green Gala Information and Award Recipients HERE PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – February 22, 2013 Contacts: Benjamin Colvin: 828-258-2667,  ben.colvin@wildsouth.org   Local Group Announces 5th Annual Conservation Awards Nominees ASHEVILLE, NC – Regional environmental conservation nonprofit Wild South announced today the Nominee Finalists for its 5th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards will…

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Bankhead NF hike for kids and families, March 2

On Saturday, March 2, Wild South staff will lead a family-friendly hike in the Bankhead National Forest. Bankhead Hike for Kids and Families Saturday, March 2 9:30 a.m. Distance:  Under 2.5 miles Rating:  Moderately easy Leader:  Janice Barrett All ages Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required:  janice@wildsouth.org.  Groups with at least one…

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Wild South Hike in the Bankhead National Forest (AL), Feb. 23

   Group size is limited and hikers must sign up in advance at janice@wildsouth.org. Sougahoagdee Falls Saturday, Feb. 23    9:00 a.m. Hike distance:  4.5 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderate Leader:  Janice Barrett Ages 10 and over On this Brushy Creek hike, expect an abundance of waterfalls, beautiful Eastern hemlock forest, dramatic bluffs and rock formations,…

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Geologist fills hikers’ heads with rocks

Last Saturday, February 9, Dr. Jim Lacefield filled our heads with rocks as he taught the geology of the Bankhead National Forest (AL) in the second of Wild South’s Bankhead Canyon Celebration Hikes.  We are grateful to Dr. Lacefield for enthusiastically sharing his knowledge of the formation of our fantastic canyons, and we are grateful…

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Wilderness Skills Institute Scholarships

Are you a Wild South Volunteer Wilderness Ranger? If so, the Wilderness Skills Institute is for you.  This premiere learning opportunity brings wilderness stewards from across the region together for two weeks of intensive hands-on learning and education. Once again the Institute will be hosted in Pisgah National Forest at the Cradle of Forestry in Western North Carolina.  Although…

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Top 10 Endangered Places Feature Wild South Efforts

For the fith year now the Southern Environmental Law Center has released their Top 10 List of Endangered Places. Wild South has been working with the Law Center to protect three of these ten treasured landscapes. These include: 1) AL’s Talladega National Forest, 2) TN’s Goforth Creek Canyon, and 3) NC’s Courthouse Creek Watershed. To learn more…

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Bankhead National Forest Liaison Panel Meeting, Feb. 7

The next meeting of the Bankhead Liaison Panel will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the First National Bank in Double Springs, AL.  The First National Bank is located on Highway 278 across from Jack’s Restaurant. The meeting topics will include: ·         Collier Creek Watershed Forest Health…

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Bankhead National Forest Canyon Celebration Hikes: Feb. 9

  To celebrate the successful completion of Wild South’s Canyon Mapping Program, Wild South staff and guest experts in the fields of archaeology, geology and aquatic biology will lead a series of educational hikes in 2013 to some of the canyons in the Bankhead National Forest that, because of documentation by Mark Kolinski and our…

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