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Helping Hands Workday Saturday, November 23

November 23

Helping Hands Workday    Saturday, November 23 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   Workday Details: Join Wild South staff, wilderness rangers and volunteers for an exciting work day in the Sipsey Wilderness! For this work day there are two projects to choose from.  Option one:  Campsite maintenance We will be naturalizing, cleaning and reducing the…

How to Navigate the Sipsey Wilderness

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Continue 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?  Do you feel you could safely navigate the Sipsey Wilderness if you were lost? Would you like to hone your…

Escape Black Friday with Wild South!

November 29

Work your turkey off and escape Black Friday with Wild South!    Friday, November 29   Wild South is hosting a trash pick up along Cranal Road followed by a short hike into the Sipsey Wilderness. Cranal road is the southern border of the Sipsey Wilderness. Come “give back” to public lands. Bring the whole…


December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  We believe that inaccessibility to the outdoors is often due to the lack of quality gear. Outdoor gear can be expensive. We want everyone to have a chance to obtain good quality outdoor gear at affordable prices. Wild South will host an outdoor gear sale in their office in Moulton, Alabama. Rain or shine,…


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,
Wilderness Reserves