Donate Today to Support Wilderness! Wild South is the voice of our public lands and because we stand united during this Year of Wilderness we will see major milestones reached – wilderness preserved, wild animals saved, cultural resources protected and people like you connected to the outdoors across the South. Wild South was awarded $47,000 in…

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How awesome are Wild South volunteers? In April alone: NC: Earth Day (dozens of volunteers, PILES of trash removed from rivers and roads), Moogfest (110 volunteers, thousands of dollars raised for forest protection),  Linville Gorge (dozens of volunteers and numerous populations of invasives pulled) AL: Volunteer Wilderness Rangers, hikes and trail work -(dozens of miles…

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  Wilderness expansion would be a huge win for Tennessee Johnson City Press Monday, April 28, 2014 Legislation to designate additional acreage in the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas has passed a crucial first test in Congress. As Erwin Bureau Chief Brad Hicks has reported, the TennesseeWilderness Act was approved by the U.S. Senate’s Agriculture, Nutrition and…

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    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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Tennessee’s wilderness takes critical step toward protection Local community cheers Senators and urge for House introduction Chattanooga, TN (April 8, 2014) –Senate Committee passage of the Tennessee Wilderness Act (S. 1294)  was applauded today by a diverse coalition of hunters, anglers, business owners, faith leaders, outdoor recreationists, and conservationists. Members of the U.S. Senate Agriculture,…

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  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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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – March 26, 2014 Contact: Benjamin Colvin: 828-258-2667 ben.colvin@wildsouth.org ASHEVILLE, NC –Regional conservation leader announces Conservation Award winners at 6th Annual Green Gala. Wild South announced today the winners for its annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards honor outstanding conservation work in the South. “These awards recognize champions of conservation for their…

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Latest Update: At the January 21, 2014 meeting of the Bankhead Liaison Panel in Moulton, AL, Alabama Forest Supervisor Steve Lohr announced that he had just signed an updated consent to lease 80,000 acres in the southern part of the Bankhead National Forest for mineral operations at the request of the Bureau of Land Management…

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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 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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