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Doug Chadwick

Doug Chadwick

Douglas H. Chadwick is a wildlife biologist who studied mountain goat ecology and social behavior atop the Crown of the Continent for seven years. He has since worked as a natural history journalist, producing hundreds of magazine articles, many of them for the National Geographic Society, on subjects from snow leopards to great whales. He has also written 14 books, two of them (on wolverines and Gobi grizzly bears) for Patagonia. Chadwick is a founding Board member of the Vital Ground Foundation, a conservation land trust, and serves on the Board of the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation, which supports wildlife research and community conservation programs throughout the world.


Photo Courtesy Dave Murray

The Long, Happy March of Barefoot Dave

Jul 12, 2019 July 12, 2019

Dave Murray lives in a wooded mountain valley in western Montana with his wife, Connie; a labradoodle rightly named Loki, after the Norse god of mischief; and a bunch of mules. I live 140 miles north near Glacier National Park. He and I met on a float trip down a… Read More

Photo: Joe Riis

Tracking Gobi Grizzlies

Dec 8, 2016 December 8, 2016

Today, we’re happy to share an excerpt from Douglas Chadwick’s new book, Tracking Gobi Grizzlies: Surviving Beyond the Back of Beyond, published by Patagonia Books. The following story appears in chapter nine, Big Bawa. We set out later in the morning in two vans, one to… Read More

Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy

Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy

Nov 18, 2010 November 18, 2010

We got this note from Doug Chadwick, writer, National Geographic contributor, and all-around friend to "hyper-nasty, victim-shredding gluttons," i.e. wolverines. Thought you might like this update on his travels and findings. If you enjoy the update, be sure to catch the Nature special on PBS – Wolverine:… Read More