Press Releases

Wild South calls for nominations for conservation awards

Asheville Citizen Times/Girls Gone Outdoors Blog Karen Chavez, 3:59 p.m. EST February 10, 2015 Wild South is calling for nominations for its seventh annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 20, 2015, four individuals and one business will be honored for their outstanding contributions to environmental conservation in the South during the past year. The Awards…

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Wild South 2014 Conservation Award Winners

2014 Gala Video Found HERE Outstanding Business in Conservation: Rock/Creek Outfitters (Chattanooga, TN)(Video) (Fynn Glover accepting Rock.Creek award) Rock/Creek and owner, Dawson Wheeler, have spearheaded Chattanooga’s development into one of the south’s most prized and visited outdoor meccas. Fostering trail running through the world class Salomon Rock/Creek Race series, as well as his work for the…

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Forest Service Proposes Opening 70% of Pisgah-Nantahala to Logging

TAKE ACTION HERE!  Send your personal comments and stand up for the wild places we all love.  Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: November 12, 2014 Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, SELC, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org Forest Service proposes massive logging program in an area bigger than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park CHAPEL…

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All Things Bright and Beautiful – TN Wild!

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Susan Montgomery Oct 1, 2014 Chattanooga Out “The forest is quiet save for a delicate scratching beneath the earth. A velvety mole bores its way to the roots of a red maple. There, it pushes up from the soil and scurries into a blackberry thicket, picked clean by white…

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“Little River Canyon has grown into a scenic treasure”

Little River Canyon has grown into a scenic treasure By Patrick Byington (as seen on al.com, August 2014) A few years ago, I broke down, dispatched my old “flip phone” and bought an iPhone. Today, it seems, I take pictures and videos of almost every event, moment and memory from my phone. As a result, occasionally,…

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ENO receives The Conservation Alliance Outstanding Partner Award for work with Wild South

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – May 12, 2014 Contact: Benjamin Colvin: 828-258-2667 ben.colvin@wildsouth.org ASHEVILLE, NC –The Conservation Alliance Outstanding Partnership Award highlights collaboration of Eagles Nest Outfitters and Wild South, reaching thousands to advocate for the protection of Southern wild places. Eagles Nest Outfitters, Black Diamond Equipment and The Forest Group were the selected winners of…

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Everyday is Earth Day

    Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders : Earth Day at Evergreen Community Charter School by Emily Ehley   Of course, “earth day” is every day that occurs on Earth. Maybe the real importance of this annual holiday is to celebrate and develop the connections within our communities and between human communities and communities…

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THE SIPSEY CHALLENGE! Celebrate Wilderness! Win prizes!

  Take The Sipsey Challenge! Challenge yourself…and  celebrate Wilderness! In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act and the 40th anniversary of the Sipsey Wilderness, both in 2014, Wild South will lead a series of hikes in the Sipsey Wilderness for the next eight months, from October 2013 through May 2014, almost every…

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Benefit for Alabama Wilderness

A little background: On Oct. 26, 2013, a woman backpacking with a friend in the Sipsey Wilderness took a fall and severely broke her leg. She was in the heart of the Sipsey, over 4 miles from any trail head. Fortunately, there were Wild South volunteers in the wilderness that day, some engaged in trail…

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