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Is your stream impacting Hellbenders?

Some areas in Western North Carolina provide a haven for imperiled Eastern Hellbenders with large populations scattered about the region; however, this giant salamander is declining across its range and North Carolina is no exception. For years now, Wild South has worked with partners in the region to help keep Hellbenders from making their way…

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Trip Report: Sam’s Gap – August 6, 2018

Wild South staff and three dedicated citizen scientists arrived at the surprisingly crowded trailhead just off I-26 for the Appalachian Trail at 8:30. We were all eager to get onto the trail and search for the elusive Rusty Patched Bumble Bee at a site that is the pinnacle of pollinator habitat. Sam’s Gap is home…

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Board Member Bios

Taylor Barnhill Organzational Consultant and Architect Madison County, NC I’m a Durham NC native who discovered the mountains of Madison County in the 70’s while working as an architectural consultant. I fell in love with the people and the forests and a 52 acre back-to-the-land mountain farm. To pay the bills, I ran a solar…

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2015 Board Member List

Jeff Hicks, President Asheville, NC 28803   Travis McDowell, Treasurer Fairview, NC 28730   Tammy Belinsky, Secretary Copper Hill, VA 24079   Lee Hilliard, MD, Member Birmingham, AL 35233   Taylor Barnhill, Member Mars Hill, NC 28754   Tom Dudley, Member Greenville, SC 29609   Tom Hatley, PhD, Member Asheville, NC 28801   Mike Murdock,…

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Call for Nominations – 2014 Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards

For Immediate Release, January 8, 2013 Contact:  Ben Colvin, Wild South, (828) 258-2667  Call for Nominations Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards  ASHEVILLE, NC.—  Wild South invites nominations for its Sixth Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 21, 2014, four individuals and one business will be recognized for their Outstanding Contributions to environmental conservation in the…

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Advisory Board

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