The John Randolph Wilderness Campaign

Celebrating Southern Wilderness and Putting Boots on the Ground to Protect these Treasures

*Thanks to generous donors, your gifts will be matched — dollar-for-dollar – up to $20,000 !

Donate Today and help us reach our December 1 goal and help protect millions of acres of Wilderness in the South!

donate buttonThe John Randolph Wilderness Campaign

Named in honor of John Randolph, an outstanding hero and leader for Southern Wilderness, this campaign leverages matching gifts and engages Wild South supporters to stand up for our vital wilderness areas in the Southeast.

John Randolph led efforts that took nearly a decade to add 14,000 acres to two wilderness areas in Alabama, and to designate 52 miles of the Sipsey Fork as a Wild and Scenic River and set an example for collaborative and innovative approaches to conservation. Your gifts to this campaign support extensive on-the-ground work in our Southern wilderness areas, protecting a legacy and our last best wild places!

Wild South works in wilderness areas across the South, putting boots on the ground to steward, monitor, and advocate for these treasured areas.

  • In Alabama, Wild South has a 20+ year history of protecting the Sipsey Wilderness Area.  Our Volunteer Wilderness Ranger program is at work in all three of Alabama’s wilderness areas – Sipsey, Cheaha, Dugger Mountain –  to educate wilderness visitors, promote Leave No Trace, perform trail maintenance, naturalize illegal campsites and assist in emergencies.
  • In North Carolina, Wild South works particularly in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area with Volunteer Wilderness Rangers who steward and monitor trails and eradicate invasive plant populations.
  • In Mississippi, Wild South Wilderness Rangers monitor and steward the Black Creek and Leaf Wilderness Areas.
  • In Tennessee, Wild South’s TN Wild campaign seeks 20,000 acres of additional wilderness to East Tennessee.


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