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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Many of you are familiar with Ecologist and and nature writer George Wuerthner,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Please consider making a donation(secure link below) to the new Non-Profit Organization that George has recently created---PUBLIC LANDS MEDIA..............-Sponsored by the EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE and environmental legend, David Brower, the goal of Public Lands Media is to defend the wildlands, wildlife and ecological integrity of our public lands through education............. PLM does this by cultivating and fostering greater understanding of complex ecological issues, conservation history, and environmental economics by the public, the media (other reporters, radio and TV producers) and agency folks



Since the loss of Doug Tompkins who supported much of my research, writing and publication efforts, I started a new organization—the Public Lands Media. 

And just this spring, I was honored to be named Environmental Activist of the Year by the Fund for Wild Nature. 

PLM is a non-profit sponsored by and project of the Earth Island Institute, a 501C3 organization created by the environmental legend, David Brower.

I am hoping you can make a tax-deductible donation to PLM. 

Here's a link for donations.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


The goal of Public Lands Media is to defend the wildlands, wildlife and ecological integrity of our public lands through education.

PLM does this by cultivating and fostering greater understanding of complex ecological issues, conservation history, and environmental economics by the public, the media (other reporters, radio and TV producers) and agency folks.  

You can learn more about our goals and ideas by

With all the assaults on public lands and environmental protections coming from the Trump administration, it is more critical than ever to have an informed voice to counter the distortions and "fake" news perpetuated by the new administration.

Since January PLM has published literally dozens of editorials, essays and articles in newspapers throughout the West, as well as in on-line journals, blogs, and print magazine articles.

The publications have covered a wide variety of subjects covering wildfire ecology/forest health, wilderness protection, livestock grazing, agricultural impacts, endangered species like bull trout and sage grouse, the slaughter of Yellowstone bison, wolves, the economic value of public lands, the philosophical rationale for parks and national monuments, climate change, energy development impacts, and other topics.

PLM has also done six radio interviews dealing with Trump's review of national monuments, efforts to privatize public lands, forest health, and water use in the West, among others.

PLM has also assisted in the filming of a video on wildlife management by state wildlife agencies and worked with various reporters, as well as conservation groups to provide references, context, and framing for various environmental issues.

Since January, PLM has also given 8 public power point presentations on wildfire ecology, forest health, biomass burning, diet and climate change, predator ecology and wilderness.

Occasionally PLM also writes comments on public lands management proposals like Forest Plans, livestock grazing, energy development, and logging proposals.

I'm hoping you will help me continue my work by making a tax-deductible donation to PLM through Earth Island Institute at this link

Attached are a number of recent writings to give you an idea of the kinds of topics I cover. In particular, listen to the national park radio interview below.  Thank you for your help.

George Wuerthner
Public Lands Media 

Here's an article I wrote on national monuments 
                     Here's a radio interview I did on national parks history, need for national parks and ecological value:
                     Here's a piece on diet and climate change

                     Here's a piece on logging myths.
                     Here's a piece on how wilderness designation can reduce large high severity fires:

                     Here's one dealing with bison slaughter


GEORGE WUERTHNER biography and wildlands experience





Executive Director Public Lands Media

Company NamePublic Lands Media

Dates EmployedJan 2017 – Present

Employment Duration  6 mos

LocationBend Oregon and Livingston Montana

Writing and producing editorials, ecological materials and other communication strategies related to public lands.

Ecological Projects Director

Company NameFoundation for Deep Ecology

Dates EmployedJan 2004 – Present

Employment Duration13 yrs 6 mos

LocationSausalito, California

I work on environmental issues and policy. I study, synthesize, and write articles, give talks, and help to publish books on specific environmental/public policy issues, often related to wildlands, wildlife, and public lands. My areas of focus are wildfire ecology, predator ecology, livestock grazing, energy issues, and conservation history.

freelance writer and photographer

Company NameNo name

Dates EmployedJun 1985 – Dec 2004

Employment Duration19 yrs 7 mos

I published more than 30 books on natural history, wilderness areas, national parks, and conservation issues. Some of the titles include Alaska Mountain Ranges, Nevada Mountain Ranges, California's Sierra Nevada, Forever Wild--the Adirondacks, Montana Magnificient Wilderness, Oregon Wilderness Areas, Big Bend Country, The Maine Coast, and others.

River Ranger/biologist

Company NameBLM Tok Alaska

Dates Employed1982 – 1982

Employment Durationless than a year

Did recreational inventory, assessment of placer mining impacts, documentation of historic structures, survey of birds of prey and botanical surveys.

Backcountry Ranger

Company NameNational Park Service

Dates Employed1981 – 1981

Employment Durationless than a year

LocationGates of the Arctic NP

I worked in the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska in the early 80s. Among the things I was able to do is some of the first biological inventory of the park as well as recreational use inventories.


U of Oregon

Degree Namegraduate work
Field Of StudyGeography
Dates attended or expected graduation1994  1997

University of California, Santa Cruz

Montana State University-Bozeman

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