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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? …


Fighting a Wildfire in the Linville Gorge

By Wild South | June 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Fighting a Wildfire in the Linville Gorge

The morning of Sunday, April 28th  began as most Sundays do. Two Wild South trail crews gathered in the early morning hours to tackle a full day of work in the Linville Gorge. The weather was perfect and spring was in the air. Volunteers spent the day removing fallen trees, repairing trailbed, and removing graffiti…

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,…

“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