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Helping Hands Workday in the Sipsey Wilderness

July 20 @ 8:30 am

HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEER WORKDAY IN THE SIPSEY WILDERNESS! Saturday, July 20th   Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 8:30 AM. Workday Details: Join Wild South staff for a day of trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness trails 200 and 209. We will be cutting back encroaching vegetation, sawing out trail blockages…

Wild Wednesday Hikes to Low Pressure Bridge & Kinlock Falls

July 24 @ 9:30 am

  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 24th   Hike #1 to Low Pressure Bridge This spot on the Sipsey Fork is a summertime dream come true! This area is characterized by swimming holes, shallow pools filled with aquatic life, a sandy river bank, a deep and cool sandstone canyon with rock shelters, and…

Environmental Film Festival – AL Center for the Arts

July 26 @ 6:00 pm

  Join Wild South for an Environmental Film Festival! Friday, July 26th   “Avoiding a Point of No Return: Road to Year Twelve” Presented by the University of Alabama’s Honors College Film and the Environment Class   We are proud to partner with the Alabama Center for the Arts and the University of Alabama’s Honors…

Canyon Hike in the Bankhead National Forest

July 27 @ 9:00 am

  Join Wild South for a Laid-Back Canyon Hike in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, July 27th   Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 9:00 AM. Hike Details: The focus of this hike will be on exploring the natural wonders of the forest, being in or near the water,…

Wild Wednesday Hikes to Caney Creek Falls & Payne Creek Canyon

July 31 @ 9:30 am

  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 31st   Hike #1 to Caney Creek Falls Caney Creek Falls is a perfect summertime hike! Within one mile from the trailhead, we will encounter the stunning falls, and one of the best swimming holes in Alabama. The hike into the canyon is mostly on an old…

Wild Wednesday Hike to Caney Creek Falls

August 7 @ 9:30 am

  Come Adventure with Wild South! Wednesday, July 24th   Hike to Caney Creek Falls Caney Creek Falls is a perfect summertime hike! Within one mile from the trailhead, we will encounter the stunning falls, and one of the best swimming holes in Alabama. The hike into the canyon is mostly on an old road,…

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Citizen Science – Protecting the South’s Biodiversity

By Wild South | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Citizen Science – Protecting the South’s Biodiversity

The wild lands of the South are home to many rare and imperiled species. And our forests and the living things that depend on them need our help, now more than ever! Wild South’s Citizen Science program empowers individuals to join in the conservation of the South’s amazing biodiversity through hands-on field research. Citizen Scientists…

Inspiring Love Through Outreach & Education

By Wild South | May 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Inspiring Love Through Outreach & Education

The defense of our forests begins with love — a belief that lies at the heart of Wild South’s Alabama Outreach & Education (ALOE) program. Through this program, we provide a pathway for individuals to understand and experience public lands, in turn inspiring community-wide stewardship and defense of Alabama’s most cherished wild places. Very often,…

Preserving Alabama’s Wildest Places

By Wild South | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Preserving Alabama’s Wildest Places

Alabama is home to three federally-designated Wilderness areas – Sipsey Wilderness, Cheaha Wilderness, and Dugger Mountain Wilderness. These incredibly biodiverse and geologically-fascinating areas each possess their own unique Wilderness character and natural majesty. It took the hard work of many dedicated activists, naturalists, recreationists, and public lands enthusiasts to protect these lands, securing their inclusion…

“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