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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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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 Fight for Alabama’s Last Wild Places Podcast

By Wild South | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on The Fight for Alabama’s Last Wild Places Podcast

Anne Markham Bailey has just released an interesting podcast series, interviewing thirteen founding members of Wild South, and capturing the story of their efforts to change management practices in the Bankhead National Forest. This engaging series of podcasts will unfold over a four-week period, recalling Wild South’s origin in advocacy, and reflecting on the benefit…

Film Festival at the Princess Theatre, Dec. 3

By Janice Barrett | November 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Film Festival at the Princess Theatre, Dec. 3

The Road to Restoration: Our Path to a Sustainable Tomorrow Monday, December 3 Wild South is proud to partner with the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Alabama’s Honors College in screening The Road to Restoration: our path to a Sustainable Tomorrow, an exploration of some of today’s most urgent topics about the…

“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