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Current News

South Cut Trail Closed – March 2023

Photo: Southcut Trail, March 2023. South Cut Trail remains closed between the main road and Killman Field Trail due to washout. Detour is along Killman Field trail. South Cut Trail from Killman Field trail to the beach is open. View the history of the recent trammeling updates here.

Infographics on Wilderness

View the infographics below to learn more about the Georgia Barrier islands and the benefits of wilderness. The image is clickable to the PDF for reference links.

Show Wilderness Some Love

We’ve provided a new way for you to share your love for the Wilderness this Valentine’s Day! Make a donation of $10 or more now through Valentine’s Day, and you’ll receive 13 original digital valentines.  It’s simple: we’ll send you a link to the files, so that you can download and share them with as many loved ones as you like! […]

POSTPONED: Care for our Wild: Join us at Crooked River State Park!

Join Georgia Audubon, Wild Cumberland, and Georgia Wildlife Network at Crooked River State Park for this FREE family program on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 AM – 4 PM. NEW DATE COMING SOON! You’ll learn: Why Camden County is such an important place for birds and wildlife What you can do to help keep our birds and wildlife safe What […]

Film Screening: Last of the Right Whales

Join Wild Cumberland and The Sierra Club – Georgia Chapter for a screening of “Last of the Right Whales” by HitPlay Productions. Location: Plaza Theater1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NEAtlanta, GA 30306 No cost to attend; donations are welcome! Pre-registration and masks are required. Film Synopsis: North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce. With unprecedented access […]

Commitment to Cumberland 2022

Our second annual fundraiser offers ways for you to bring the island into your home & a special activity to bring our community together! Purchase your ticket in advance, and we’ll send your unique art kit, which was carefully curated by our team and designed for everybody of all ages and skill levels. In your box, you’ll find gently used […]


Wild Cumberland has received numerous questions about research and media coverage related to the bobcat introduction on Cumberland Island. The animals released on Cumberland Island were trapped on the mainland from as far as Augusta, Georgia, checked for diseases and fitted with radio tracking collars.  Five (5) individuals were released in the 1970s; another 32 were released in 1988-1989. The […]

Carol on Cumberland: A Natural History

Author and scientist Carol Ruckdeschel and Jessica were LIVE from Cumberland Island for a two-part virtual program as part of the 2022 Atlanta Science Festival, with support from Georgia Humanities.  Organizers designed “Carol on Cumberland: A Natural History” to foster a deeper awareness and understanding of Cumberland Island, its history, and the forces currently threatening its natural resources and environmental protections.  […]

Wetlands Damage on Cumberland Island

You don’t have to be a scientist to see that these wetland areas, which are also located on the fringe of federally-protected Wilderness, do NOT need mowing for firebreak. This damage to developing wetlands occurred under the park’s fire management plan. This plan does not recognize the multitude of ecosystems found on Cumberland Island, and proposes to burn more than […]