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Volunteer Spotlight – Jon Massey

By Wild South | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight – Jon Massey

Jon has been adventuring with Wild South in Linville Gorge Wilderness for 8 years and has logged over 4,000 volunteer hours.  He loves to explore the steep terrain of the Gorge and names Shortoff Mountain as one of his favorite places. When asked to share one of his favorite Wild South memories, Jon said… “Hauling tires…

Lost in the ‘Land of a Thousand Waterfalls’ by Sid Burgess

By Janice Barrett | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Lost in the ‘Land of a Thousand Waterfalls’ by Sid Burgess

The first anniversary of Sid Burgess’s now famous adventure and ultimately successful rescue in the Sipsey Wilderness of north Alabama is April 6.  Sid has written the compelling story of the four days and three nights he wandered wet, cold and lost exactly one year ago in the Sipsey Wilderness.  We at Wild South are…

March 2020 Newsletter

By Halley Burleson | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on March 2020 Newsletter

Communities that Care for Their Forest It’s been a wonderful winter full of hikes, conservation projects, and wild lands advocacy.  With a beautiful spring around the corner, our shared lands remind us that together we can overcome shared challenges.    Now more than ever we understand that communities must come together to protect the places…

“The movement for the preservation by the nation of sections of the wilderness as national playgrounds is essentially a democratic movement in the interest of all our people.”

- Theodore Roosevelt,
Wilderness Reserves