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Helping Hands Work Day

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at the Wild South office at 8:30 or at the Randolph Trailhead at 9:00. Come join the fun! We will be performing trail maintenance on trail 202 in the Sipsey Wilderness. Recent storms have downed several trees! We will be removing trail blockages and reestablishing a clear path for wilderness visitors. Bring a small…

Hike in the Bankhead National Forest, Jan. 25

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join Wild South for a guided hike to someplace beautiful in the Bankhead National Forest! “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread…where nature may give strength to body and soul.”  ~John Muir 9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office (map below) downtown Moulton, Alabama. Sign up at or 256-974-6166.  Group size is limited and…

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…


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…


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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