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Lamar Marshall is a long-time outdoor conservationist and member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama. He grew up in central Alabama hunting, fishing and camping.  A founder of the Southeastern School of Outdoor Skills, he has taught thousands of students since 1991. He also taught homesteading and organic gardening courses for continuing education classes at colleges and high schools.

Marshall is the founder of Wild South, Wild Alabama, the Bankhead Monitor, co-founder of The Alabama Wilderness Alliance and founding board member of the Alabama Black Bear Alliance. He is the current Board Chair for WildLaw, a non-profit, environmental law firm and Board Chair of Appalachian Voices. He is a Board of Director for the Alabama Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.

As an outdoor enthusiast, he has explored the north woods and lake country of southern Canada, walked much of the designated Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and canoed the many swamps and deltas of the southeastern coast. He researched and mapped over 200 miles of the Cherokee Trail of Tears in Alabama and has devoted his life to promoting conservation and the preservation of ecological and historical resources on public lands.  He is 66 years old.


  1. Annette McMichael on September 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Lamar,
    My husband I met you about 20 years ago while buying supplies at the store. I was so impressed with your passion and dedication that the moment stayed with me. We fell in love with the Sipsy Wilderness Area and have been back. It is truly a wonderful place. I’m writing to let you know that I’m now the Communications Director for SAFE and we’re dedicated to keeping fracking out of Southern Illinois and The Shawnee National Forest–by backyard. Watching your organization grow and morph into Wild South is an inspiration to me. Thanks for all that you and your group is doing to save our wild places. Best Regards,
    Annette Mcmichael