Landscape Connection

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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Salamander Coverboard Project in Linville Gorge

June 10, 2017 Wild South volunteers led by Morgan Harris, Wild South’s Conservation Biologist, began installing tree “cookies” in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. As part of a salamander habitat project, these cookies will create the necessary habitat for these critters to thrive. Future plan is to monitor and maintain these plots for scientific research. If…

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Learning, Service and Fun

On Wednesday, April 26, Wild South engaged an energetic group of teens in a project that combined learning, service and fun. They began the day with a hike to historic Kinlock Shelter, then walked the road from the shelter to Kinlock Falls, picking up trash along the way. There were a multitude of surprises on…

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Wild South Photo Contest Prizes

We are especially thankful to the following companies for graciously donating prizes for the following categories; GRAND PRIZE The overall grand prize winner will choose one from the following; Osprey Manta AG 28 hydration backpack (men’s fit, dark green, retail value $165)   Osprey Mira AG 26 hydration backpack (women’s fit, bondi blue, retail value…

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April 16: Wildflowers and Garbage Hike in the Linville Gorge

Come see the wilderness as it ought to be, Saturday April 16 at 9:30a ~ 4:00p at Daffodil Flats.  No daffodils this year, but an explosion of wildflowers.  Such a rich cove with so much native variety that I don’t know why people focus so much on the non-native daffodils.    Once we’re sufficiently inspired…

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The Cherokee Territorial Claim Circa 1700

Connect with Cherokee Journeys on Facebook   By Lamar Marshall, Wild South Cultural Heritage Director Around 1700, the Cherokee people were a powerful tribe of Native Americans who were uncontrolled by world powers and politics because of their remote and isolated homeland that lay west of the Appalachian Mountains. The seaboard colonies of the British…

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Public Comment Deadline December 15 on Pisgah-Nantahala Management Plan

The forests need your voice! Comment deadline December 15 The mountains in Western North Carolina are home to the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, which offer endless opportunities for recreation, solitude, conservation, and scenic values.   Currently the United States Forest Service is revising their management plan for these lands.  The new plan not only encompasses…

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Bartram’s Reminiscences

Bartram’s Reminiscences By Lamar Marshall Cultural Heritage Director, Wild South (printed in the NC Bartram Trail Society Newsletter March 2014) When I first read Bartram’s account of his visit to the Cherokee Middle Towns in 1775, I was particularly interested in the details of his journey after he left the site of Fort Prince George…

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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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