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Settlement Agreement Throws Lifeline to Endangered Woodpecker

Settlement Agreement Throws Lifeline to Endangered Woodpeckers on Mississippi’s Noxubee Wildlife Refuge BROOKSVILLE, Miss.— Two conservation groups and a long-time volunteer have reached landmark settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will lead to better protection for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers on Mississippi’s Noxubee Wildlife Refuge. The agency has agreed to prepare a…

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Volunteer Workday in Bankhead NF (AL), Feb. 16

Glade restoration at Indian Tomb Hollow Saturday, February 16   9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office or 9:30 at the glade Sign up at janice@173.236.11.114. The entrance to Indian Tomb Hollow on Alexander Motorway in the Bankhead National Forest is a limestone glade.  In 2005, Wild South volunteers removed many decades worth of trash from…

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Ground Hog Day Hike for kids and families in Bankhead NF! Feb. 2

Hike in Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) for kids and families Saturday, February 2 9:30 a.m. Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required:  janice@173.236.11.114.  Adults bringing children and teens will have priority on the sign-up list. Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  Total approx. 1.5 mi. Rating:  Moderately easy All ages This will be a two-part…

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Our Position on Linville Gorge Burns

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Wild South supports the use of prescribed fire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness and adjacent lands for the following reasons: 1) Linville Gorge is a fire adapted ecosystem, unique to the area, with several fire dependent species and plant communities. These plant communities are in decline and two species are federally listed as “threatened”. 2)…

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A Guide to the New Website

We hope you are enjoying the new Wild South website.  The new format allows us to interact with you in a variety of ways that we hope will enhance your experience and connection with our work and the wild places you treasure.  Here is a quick guide to getting the most out of your experience on the…

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National Day of Service 2013

On Saturday, January 19th Wild South took one of our largest volunteer crews ever out into the Sipsey Wilderness to give back to the public lands that give us so much. Joined by the Asheville, NC staff we lead three crews working to remove invasive species and clear trails. Below are some pictures of a successful day…

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Sipsey Wilderness work day Jan. 19

Helping Hands Volunteer Work Day Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office Privet pulling on Thompson Creek Trail (#206) Trail clearing on the Lookout Trail (#203) Sign up at janice@173.236.11.114 It’s still winter and there’s still privet.  That means more privet pulling on Thompson Creek Trail!  There is also…

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Comments Needed on Courthouse Project

Please take a moment to let the Forest Service hear from you.  A treasure landscape in the Pisgah needs your help.  Important natural areas, rare species, and recreational opportunities are all being threatened by a huge logging project.  Click here to take action today!

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Volunteer Work Day in Sipsey Wilderness, Sat. Dec. 15

On November 17, Wild South volunteers tackled a huge privet population and blown-down trees along and on Sipsey Wilderness Trail #206 on Thompson Creek.  Thank you, privet warriors and crosscut team! Now, let’s do it again. Wild South’s Helping Hands Volunteer Workday in the Bankhead National Forest (Alabama) Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:30 a.m. at…

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