Bears of the West: Vital Ground Foundation & Douglas Chadwick


Wednesday, September 20, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Doug Chadwick watches wildlife through a scope in Glacier National Park, MT.

About the event: Veteran environmental writer Douglas Chadwick will present ideas from his most recent book Four Fifths A Grizzly:  A New Perspective on Nature that Just Might Save Us All.  He will explore the interconnectedness of nature, advocating that the path toward conservation begins with how we see our place in the world.  Answering the question of how we can change this era’s trajectory, Chadwick will present examples of successful recoveries of species and habitats, with the thought that “we really can save a whole lot in a hurry.” 

Doug will be introduced by Matthew Hart from The Vital Ground Foundation, a land trust working to protect and connect wildlife habitat in the West.  Vital Ground offers a model for large landscape connectivity and letting a single species – grizzly bears – guide us to conserving biodiversity. 

About the presenter: Douglas Chadwick is an American wildlife biologist, author, photographer and frequent National Geographic contributor. He is the author of fourteen books and more than 200 articles on wildlife and wild places. 

Chadwick is a past officer and current member of the board of The Vital Ground Foundation, and chairman of that organization’s Lands Committee, responsible for choosing acquisition properties as part of Vital Ground’s One Landscape wildlife corridor system. He is also a director of the Gobi Bear Fund, part of the Gobi Bear Initiative, which attempts to restore the world’s least known and most endangered population of grizzly bears. Since 2013 he has served on the advisory board of the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation, a New York-based non-profit that supports wildlife research and collaborative, community-based conservation projects around the world. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – 7:00-8:00 PM EST. via Zoom 

If you are able to do so, we encourage donations be made to The Vital Ground Foundation: