Landscape Connection

Your chance to support Wilderness in North Carolina

The National Forests of North Carolina are hosting a  public discussion on Wilderness and special designations for the new Forest Plan.  This is an absolutely critical meeting to express your support for the wild places of Western North Carolina.  The meeting will be Thursday April 17th. The Forest Service have requested that folks RSVP right…

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Wild South Awarded Grant to Partner with Cherokee Preservation Foundation

  March 27, 2014 Cherokee One Feather We are proud and honored to once again partner with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to finalize projects placing 85,000 tribal records into EBCI libraries and providing greater public access to these critical records which not only provide historical and genealogical information, but are also applicable to pinpoint special…

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Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting  (Passerina ciris) As the season warms up this year, the grays of winter become the colors of spring…and some of those colors are just wild! One of the most colorful songbirds you’ll see in the South is a small finch breed with a secretive story – the Painted Bunting.  In the Eastern US,…

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Welcome New Wild South -TN Wild Staff!

We are proud to welcome two new members to the TN Wild Staff! (Pat Byington (TN Wild), Sen. Lamar Alexander, Laura Hodge (TN Wild), Kayse Smith (TN Wild intern), Sen Bob Corker, Scotty Bowman (TN Wild)) –Scotty Bowman and Laura Hodge have joined us to add their energy and skills to build even stronger grassroots…

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Wild South helps to protect Courthouse Creek

*Wild South and our partners reached an agreement with the Forest Service on the Courthouse Creek Timber Sale sparing the Pisgah Ridge State Natural Heritage Area from logging and road building . D.J. Gerken, Managing Attorney, Asheville Office, 828-258-2023 Partner Groups: The Wilderness Society – Hugh Irwin, 828-357-5187 Wild South – Ben Prater, 828-258-2667 Western…

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Yellowhammer Woodpecker (Northern Flicker)

Yellowhammer Woodpecker  (Colaptes auratus) Also called the Northern Flicker or Yellow-Shafted Flicker The Yellowhammer is one of the most common woodpeckers in the US, but it holds a special place in the heart of the South.  In 1927, it became the official State Bird of Alabama, often attributed to a story about a Civil War…

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Red Hills Salamander

                                                                                 Red Hills Salamander  (Phaeognathus hubrichti) The Red Hills Salamander is a really large terrestrial salamander – about 10 inches long! They are a brownish gray color and were not known to exist until around 1960. Red Hills Salamanders are incredibly unique! They are thought to only live in a small area of only about…

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Conservation Alliance Awards Wild South $25,000

                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013 Contact:  Ben Colvin, Wild South, (828) 258-2667   Local Non-Profit awarded Conservation Alliance grant for Wilderness in Tennessee   ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Wild South has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The Conservation Alliance to designate 19,558 acres of…

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Carolina Flying Squirrel

Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel  (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) By Sean Cheetham     The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) is a subspecies of the more widely distributed Northern Flying Squirrel. This squirrel has a brownish-red coat along its sides and back and a grayish-white under belly. Its most distinctive feature, however, is the lateral…

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Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus Horridus) By: Sean Cheetham             The Timber Rattlesnake is a venomous thick bodied snake that can grow between 3 – 4.5 feet or more. Just like its desert cousin, the Timber Rattlesnake has a distinctive rattle at the end of its tail. The Timber Rattlesnake will often rely on its superb camouflage…

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