Engaging the Public Voice

Public Votes for Public Lands

  The moment has arrived to select a grand prize winner for Wild South’s First Annual Photo Contest! The judges have selected the winners in each of the competition categories, but for the Grand Prize, we want to hear the public’s voice for the best photo representing our public lands. We are asking YOU to…

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Wild South’s First Annual Outdoor Photo Contest

Wild South is proud to present our First Annual Outdoor Photo Contest. Open to professionals and amateurs alike, we celebrate our public lands through imagery by preserving our natural landscapes through the eyes of passionate photographers. We will begin accepting submissions October 1, 2016 and receive them through midnight October 31, 2016. Photos must be from…

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Women of the Sipsey

Donate to The Women of the Sipsey Campaign For the past two years, Wild South has honored individuals who were leaders in the Sipsey Wilderness expansion campaign. Our first honorees were John Randolph, 2014, and Congressman Ronnie Flippo, 2015. This year, Wild South will celebrate and honor a special group of women who made the…

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Chattanooga conservationist Jim Pfitzer joins Wild South

Wild South is pleased to announce that Chattanooga native Jim Pfitzer has joined the Tennessee Wild team working to protect Tennessee’s wildest places by passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Jim brings to the job a lifetime of passion for the conservation of wild places and a strong history of promoting wildness through his work as…

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Green Gala Photo Gallery

An all-star cast of conservation heroes were honored at Saturday’s 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala. At the event, Wild South recognized the winners of the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards and special awards, as well as celebrated Wild South’s legacy of 25 years. On May 7, 2016, 175 people gathered at The Millroom for a seated dinner,…

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Choosing Extinction: An Inconvenient Species

Choosing Extinction: An Inconvenient Species By Taylor Barnhill Last spring, North Carolina’s Wildlife Resources Commission petitioned the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to end its red wolf reintroduction program and to declare the red wolf extinct in the wild. The FWS is considering the state’s petition and first announced it would rule by the…

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Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund Today!

This is a critical moment in the future of America’s wild places. The Land and Water Conservation Fund, one of the most successful conservation programs in history, has been cut and we need Congress to reinstate it before it’s too late. Please send an email (see below) or call to your Senator and Representative today…

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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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Celebrating Tennessee Wilderness

 Calling for the Passage of the Wilderness Act In August, nearly 500 outdoor enthusiasts spent the weekend in Tellico Plains and the Cherokee National Forest, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle-boarding. They all had one thing in common: Their love for the outdoors and support of the Tennessee Wilderness Act. Below are some great pictures from…

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