Douglas H. Chadwick

Vital Ground Trustee since 1991
Douglas H. Chadwick

Doug received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana. After working as a seasonal biologist in Glacier National Park, he turned to popular writing about nature and conservation. The author of 11 books, Doug has also produced hundreds of articles for publications as varied as Reader’s Digest and the New York Times Review of Books. He contracts mainly with the National Geographic Society, which has sent him to explore ecosystems from Siberia to the Congo. Doug has had a special interest in grizzly bears for 30 years. As a scientist, he played a role in getting the species listed as threatened in 1975. His recent books include Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies (with photographer Steven Gnam), Tracking Gobi Grizzlies and Four-Fifths a Grizzly. A founding board member of Vital Ground, he lives in Whitefish, Mont., with his wife, Karen Reeves, whose professional background is in forestry.