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Guided Hike in Bankhead National Forest, Feb. 1

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join Wild South staff in an exploration of the Kinlock Historic District. Sign up at or 256-974-6166.  Group size is strictly limited and advance sign-up is required. Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  Approx. ~2 miles Level of challenge:  Moderate Children welcome! Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey…

How To Navigate the Sipsey Wilderness

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year and get prepared with a class on map reading and wilderness navigation! Your safety depends on this! Have you ever wondered what those funny lines and symbols are on a topographic map? Do you feel you could safely navigate the Sipsey Wilderness if you were lost? Would you like to hone…


Charles Seifried – Photographer, Activist, Friend to Wild Places

By Wild South | August 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Charles Seifried – Photographer, Activist, Friend to Wild Places

Charles Seifried is a renowned photographer and dedicated forest advocate. He has spent much of his professional career documenting the incredible landscapes of the South, and has introduced countless individuals to the amazing natural beauty of our wildest places. His photographic works inspire wonder, awe, and appreciation, and played a pivotal role in the fight…

Wild Wednesday Summertime Hike Series

By Wild South | June 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Wild Wednesday Summertime Hike Series

Grab a Kid and Get Outside! It wouldn’t be summer at Wild South without our Wild Wednesday hike series! Each Wednesday beginning the last week in June through the first week in August, we host nature hikes for kids and families to the coolest, wettest creeks and canyons of northwest Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest! Wild…

Call For Volunteers in the Sipsey Wilderness

By Wild South | June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Call For Volunteers in the Sipsey Wilderness

Do you love the Sipsey Wilderness? Are you passionate about taking care of public lands? If so, Wild South has a great volunteer opportunity for you! Join us in conducting an inventory of campsites in the Sipsey Wilderness, in partnership with the US Forest service. Recreation impact within the 25,000 acres of the Sipsey has…

“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