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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, this…

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…

“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