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.

Four Fifths a Grizzly
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Doug Chadwick

A book excerpt about how the microbes within us and the genes we share with other wild creatures are key dimensions of being human.

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Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Doug Chadwick

If we continue trying to save the world one species at a time we will fail; it is time to redefine our relationship with nature so that we save all of nature.

9 min Read
The Long, Happy March of Barefoot Dave
The Long, Happy March of Barefoot Dave
The Long, Happy March of Barefoot Dave
Doug Chadwick

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 wild river in northern British…

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Tracking Gobi Grizzlies
Photo: Joe Riis
Tracking Gobi Grizzlies
Doug Chadwick

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 get water from the pool at the Suujiin Bulag…

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Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy
Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy
Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy
Doug Chadwick

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: Chasing the Phantom and read his Patagonia-published book, The…

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Backyard Corridors: Do You See Evidence of Climate Change Affecting Animals in Your Area?
Backyard Corridors: Do You See Evidence of Climate Change Affecting Animals in Your Area?
Backyard Corridors: Do You See Evidence of Climate Change Affecting Animals in Your Area?
Doug Chadwick

While humans debate the degree, extent and (still) the mere existence of climate change, scores of species are left to deal with its realities. We don’t all live at the seething edge of a major wildlife migration route, but many of us have observed subtle changes in the behaviors of the animals that live (or…

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