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Shining Rock Wilderness Bumble Bee Hike

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June 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Join Us for a Bumble Bee Hike in Shining Rock Wilderness! Saturday, June 29th   About the Event: Come search for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee with Morgan, Wild South conservation biologist! Where to Meet: Meet at the Ingles in Candler at 9:00 am. We will carpool to the Sam Knob trailhead. (If meeting the…

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Winter Warmer Dec. 5th

By Wild South | November 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Winter Warmer Dec. 5th

Wild South is delighted to invite you to join us at a special event celebrating a successful 2012.  Come on out to Second Gear and join us for an evening of fellowship. You can RSVP via Facebook here. [frame src=”http://wildsouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Winter-Warmer.png” width=”800″ height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” lightbox=”on” title=”IMAGE_TITLE” align=”left” ]  

Revision of Nantahala-Pisgah Management Plan

By Wild South | November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

 ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 20, 2012 – Kristin Bail, forest supervisor of the USDA Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina, today announced that the agency is beginning the formal process of revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan (the Plan). The Plan will guide management of the Nantahala and Pisgah…

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Federal Court Protects Brook Trout

By Wild South | October 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Federal Court Protects Brook Trout

Rejecting a challenge from ORV enthusiasts, a federal judge today upheld U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to protect the Tellico River watershed in the Nantahala National Forest, including streams critical to native brook trout, from pollution caused by excessive off-road vehicle use. Heavy usage of the Tellico ORV trails system damaged habitat in…

“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,
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