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Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Alabama with Wild South on Sept. 28!

September 28 @ 8:30 am

Let’s rescue the Bankhead National Forest from all that trash! National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families, individuals, scout troops, church groups, youth groups, volunteer organizations – anyone who cares about public lands and wants to spend a day outside doing something good for our Bankhead National Forest. Have you ever wondered…

How to Navigate the Sipsey Wilderness

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

*****THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL***** TO BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE CLASSES PLEASE CONTACT  KIM@WILDSOUTH.ORG ******************************************************* Kick off the fall hiking season 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? …

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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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