Join the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for our next Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series on Oct. 20, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m. MST.
We are thrilled to welcome writer and biologist, Douglas Chadwick, as our speaker for this online event, where he will speak to his new book Four Fifths a Grizzly: A New Perspective on Nature that Just Might Save Us All. In the book, Chadwick presents an engaging series of personal essays that argue for the amazing interconnectedness of nature, advocating that the path toward conservation begins with how we see our place in the world.
About the author and speaker
With a master’s degree in wildlife biology, Douglas Chadwick studied mountain goats among the peaks of the Rockies for seven years. He also carried out surveys of grizzly bears and of the harlequin ducks that breed along the Rockies’ fast-moving rivers and streams. In his other role as a journalist, Chadwick has reported on wildlife around the world, from right whales in the sub-Antarctic to snow leopards in the Himalayas, producing close to 50 articles for National Geographic magazine. He has written more than 200 articles on wildlife and wild places.
Over the past nine years, much of Chadwick’s free time has been spent as a volunteer helping carry out groundbreaking wolverine research in Glacier National Park, Montana. He often explores Canada’s mountain parklands. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has written 14 books about wildlife and conservation, including several focused on the Rocky Mountains. One is Yellowstone to Yukon, which prominently features Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, as well as the Banff, Yoho, and Jasper national parks region.
In addition to Four-Fifths a Grizzly, Chadwick is the author of two previous Patagonia books, The Wolverine Way and Tracking Gobi Grizzlies. He also contributed the lead chapter in a 2014 book entitled Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies, a photographic celebration of the region’s wildlife and scenic majesty. He lives in Whitefish, Montana.
Grizzly bear (Shutterstock)
‘Four Fifths a Grizzly’ book cover via Patagonia website: https://www.patagonia.com/product/four-fifths-a-grizzly-book-by-douglas-chadwick/BK875.html