Sample Letter: Stop the Subdivision

Sample Letter: Stop the Subdivision

For those interested in opposing the proposed subdivision on Cumberland Island, here is a sample letter. Comments must be received... more

URGENT: Stop the Subdivision on Cumberland

URGENT: Stop the Subdivision on Cumberland

An island family is proposing to build a new 10-lot subdivision less than a quarter-mile from Sea Camp on Cumberland... more

More Wilderness Mismanagement

More Wilderness Mismanagement

Hurricane Matthew pruned and removed weakened tree from the island forest, leaving the Main Road impassable by a vehicle. The... more

Hurricane Matthew's aftermath

Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath

Carol Ruckdeschel provided these photos from the beaches of Cumberland Island. The first photo shows the wrack-covered beach near Sea... more

The Hard Truth About Horses

The Hard Truth About Horses

The Hard Truth about Horses The beloved horses of Cumberland Island are starving and suffering. Using contraception to humanely reduce their numbers is the best long-term solution.more

A Sticky Situation for Feral Horses

A Sticky Situation for Feral Horses

This photo from Brickhill Marsh on the north end of Cumberland shows a feral horse stuck in the marsh. Horses on... more

Another dead foal

Another dead foal

This dead foal carcass was found recently near Stafford on Cumberland Island.  Many of the island's feral horses are starving,... more

WILL THEY SURVIVE?

WILL THEY SURVIVE?

These horses were observed at Stafford Field on Cumberland Island last week. The beloved horses of Cumberland Island are starving and... more

Spaceport launch path

Spaceport launch path

What will happen if Spaceport Camden is approved? Steve Weinkle created this powerful visual to show the impact and dangers it... more

Spaceport will require Cumberland closures

Spaceport will require Cumberland closures

The proposed Camden Spaceport -- which would be located directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore -- released maps of... more

Toxic waters lurk beneath Port of St. Marys proposal

Toxic waters lurk beneath Port of St. Marys proposal

A developer is planning to build a barge port at the former Gilman Paper Mill site along the St. Marys... more

Spaceport Across from Cumberland?

Spaceport Across from Cumberland?

Camden County, Georgia has proposed to develop and operate a commercial space launch site at Floyd’s neck, just opposite the... more

High Tide

High Tide

Tides rise higher during the new and full moons. Last week's full moon brought especially high tides that swallowed a... more

Machines and the Wilderness

Machines and the Wilderness

The National Park Service continues to use a masticator to clear trees and brush along the road through the wilderness,... more

Sierra Club visits Cumberland

Sierra Club visits Cumberland

Over 90 Sierra Club members journeyed to Cumberland Island last weekend to visit with Carol Ruckdeschel and learn about its... more

Think About the Horses

Think About the Horses

Horses were released on Cumberland Island in the 1920s for profit and pleasure—our pleasure, not theirs. They are grassland animals,... more

Cumberland Considers Raising Visitor Limit

Cumberland Considers Raising Visitor Limit

The Cumberland Island superintendent is weighing the possibility of increasing the visitor limit on Cumberland. A coalition of environmental groups have... more

Feral horse reduction proposed for Cumberland

Feral horse reduction proposed for Cumberland

Today Cumberland Island superintendent Gary Ingram announced plans to reduce the number of feral horses roaming Cumberland Island. The horses, which... more

Sea Camp dock temporarily closed

Sea Camp dock temporarily closed

Sea Camp dock will be closed for a few weeks while the dock is rebuilt. For the rest of September,... more

50 Years of Neglect

50 Years of Neglect

The Wilderness Act turned 50 last year. But how has the National Park Service handled wilderness issues over the past... more

Razing the Wilderness

Razing the Wilderness

Cumberland Island managers have approved the regular clearing and razing of vegetation alongside roads and trails in the wilderness. Many... more

Fired Up

Fired Up

The new fire management plan for Cumberland Island has serious flaws, says Carol Ruckdeschel. Here's why. more

Managing Wilderness: An Oxymoron

Managing Wilderness: An Oxymoron

Carol Ruckdeschel offers a quick wilderness primer. more

New Fire Plan Ignores Wilderness

New Fire Plan Ignores Wilderness

The National Park Service approved a new fire management plan last week which disregards wilderness law in favor of convenience.... more

Spaceport proposed across from Cumberland

Spaceport proposed across from Cumberland

A spaceport has been proposed directly across from Cumberland Island. The private launchpad could lead to park closures, pollution, and problems for wildlife.more

Fire on the Island

Fire on the Island

Carol Ruckdeschel explains how fire mismanagement is damaging Cumberland Island and why Cumberland needs a better plan.more

Canaveral Whistleblower Wins Again

Canaveral Whistleblower Wins Again

Carol Ruckdeschel isn't the only watchdog keeping an eye on the National Park Service. Dr. Candace Carter, a biological technician... more

Why fire matters

Why fire matters

For decades, Smokey the Bear has indoctrinated us with the idea that fire is bad for forests. Smokey the Bear was... more

Sea Turtle Stranding Mystery

Sea Turtle Stranding Mystery

Dead sea turtles have been washing ashore in Cape Cod in record numbers. Since mid-November, volunteers have found nearly 1,200... more

Water Wilderness

Water Wilderness

Like designations on land, protections for the open ocean include a host of confusing names, including marine reserve, marine sanctuary,... more

Carol: Conservation Hero of the Year

Carol: Conservation Hero of the Year

Carol Ruckdeschel was named Wild South's Conservation of the Year in 2014. Her lifetime of scientific work on Cumberland Island... more

Wilderness At a Glance

Wilderness At a Glance

I used to think that all the green spaces on a map were protected. I didn't understand the differences between... more

Marine Protected Area for Cumberland?

Marine Protected Area for Cumberland?

Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore is part of the largest loggerhead sea turtle nesting site in the world. Over 25,000... more

Sea turtles eating plastic at record rates

Sea turtles eating plastic at record rates

Carol Ruckdeschel has long been concerned about plastics in the ocean. In virtually every newsletter she has published for the... more

Canaveral — not Cumberland

Canaveral — not Cumberland

A private space port launch pad has been proposed directly across from Cumberland Island, which would require frequent closures of... more

Private space port planned beside Cumberland

A private space shuttle launch facility could be built directly across from Cumberland Island as soon as 2018, according to... more

Cumberland's New Super

Cumberland’s New Super

Gary Ingram was named superintendent of Cumberland Island last month after a four-month stint as acting superintendent. Gary was formerly... more

Crowded Cumberland?

Crowded Cumberland?

The National Park Service recently announced that they will accept bids for a new ferry service to Cumberland Island. Now... more

Island Superintendent Retires

Island Superintendent Retires

Fred Boyles retired from his post as Cumberland Island National Seashore Superintendent in late 2013. An interim superintendent will fill... more

Into the Fire: Problems with the Plan

Into the Fire: Problems with the Plan

If you're interested in a more detailed analysis of the proposed fire management plan, here are several important changes that... more

Fix the Fire Plan

Fix the Fire Plan

The Park Service has proposed a harmful fire management plan that would actually increase its manipulation of island ecosystems, even... more

Be a Voice for the Wilderness

Be a Voice for the Wilderness

The National Park Service wants your input on how to manage Cumberland Island National Seashore. For the next two weeks,... more

Keep the wild in wildfire

Keep the wild in wildfire

Restoring fire to Cumberland Island is a necessary and positive step. But because the National Park Service has never produced a... more

Fire on the island

Fire on the island

After decades of fire suppression, the National Park Service may be lifting its ban on fire. They have released a... more

Drive-Thru Wilderness

Drive-Thru Wilderness

The Roller Coaster Trail is probably my favorite trail on Cumberland Island. I had traveled seven hours by car, then... more

Property Plan Update

Property Plan Update

In one month, the National Park Service received over 2,000 comments on its retained rights property disposition plan.  Many were... more

Not Just The Grange

Not Just The Grange

The Park Service deserves our support for opening The Grange to the public, but the rest of the retained estate... more

Park Service Keeps Its Promise

Park Service Keeps Its Promise

The National Park Service announced a courageous decision on the most important issue facing Cumberland Island: retirement of retained rights.... more

Remembering V.J.

Remembering V.J.

V.J. Henry, co-founder and chairman of Wild Cumberland, passed away last year. To honor V.J.'s conservation legacy, his daughter Carolyn... more

The Gravest Danger

The Gravest Danger

If you sell your home, do you expect to be able to keep living in it? That's what one island... more

 

 

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  1. I would like to send a check to WildCumberland.org

    Would you please:
    1) provide me a USPS mailing address
    2) To whom to make the check out?

    Thank you,

    Dudley B. Sisk

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