Alabama’s leading National Forests advocates announce rebirth of Wild Alabama

Some good news for Alabama’s National Forests. Wild South, the North Carolina based regional forest protection group has announced plans to restructure the organization and form a new independent and separate non-profit organization called Wild Alabama.

As part of the restructuring, the group will keep the entire staff and maintain its current programs and office in Moulton, Alabama, near the Bankhead National Forest. The new Alabama-based group will continue a close sisterhood relationship with Wild South.

Even though it will officially be a new organization in the eyes of the IRS, Wild Alabama has a long storied and successful conservation history in the state.

Originally, the group started off as the Bankhead Monitor in the early 90s. In 1994, they expanded their work statewide and changed their name to Wild Alabama. Eventually, the group became Wild South in the 2000s to reflect their regional efforts. In 2007, they merged with the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project, kept the name Wild South and moved its headquarters to Asheville, North Carolina.

The new Wild Alabama’s mission remains the same. They will continue to protect, promote and educate citizens about Alabama’s National Forests and the three Wilderness areas—the Sipsey, Cheaha and Dugger Wilderness areas.

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