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TN Wild Intern answers, “Why Wilderness?”

Recently we asked our TN Wild Interns to discuss their experience organizing communities and lobbying Congress to protect nearly 20,000 acres of Wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest.  Learn more about our campaign and take action by contacting your Senators today and urge them to pass the TN Wilderness Act right away. by Michael Deal, TN Wild Intern…

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Time is running out for Wilderness

Very important! Time is running out for some two-dozen wilderness bills pending in Congress, including the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011 (S.1090). Together, these pieces of legislation would safeguard more than 2 million acres of our nation’s most amazing wild places, including 19,556 acres in Tennessee. Please join us in urging our senators and representatives…

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Keepsakes for a Cause

Looking for a great gift idea for the holidays?  Have a look at this beautiful keepsake hand crafted by our friends at CD’s Custom Woodworks.  The leaves featured in the design are of the America Chestnut, a  symbol of the Southern Appalachians.  Proceeds from the sale of this one-of-a-kind recycled wood keepsake will go directly to Wild South…

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Winter Warmer Dec. 5th

Wild South is delighted to invite you to join us at a special event celebrating a successful 2012.  Come on out to Second Gear and join us for an evening of fellowship. You can RSVP via Facebook here. [frame src=”http://wildsouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Winter-Warmer.png” width=”800″ height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” lightbox=”on” title=”IMAGE_TITLE” align=”left” ]  

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Revision of Nantahala-Pisgah Management Plan

 ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 20, 2012 – Kristin Bail, forest supervisor of the USDA Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina, today announced that the agency is beginning the formal process of revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan (the Plan). The Plan will guide management of the Nantahala and Pisgah…

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Federal Court Protects Brook Trout

Tellico

Rejecting a challenge from ORV enthusiasts, a federal judge today upheld U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to protect the Tellico River watershed in the Nantahala National Forest, including streams critical to native brook trout, from pollution caused by excessive off-road vehicle use. Heavy usage of the Tellico ORV trails system damaged habitat in…

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