Best of Earth911 Podcast: Wilderness Defender Doug Peacock on Was It Worth It?

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Wilderness Defender Doug Peacock on Was It Worth It?

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Meet Doug Peacock, wilderness warrior, writer, and the inspiration for Edward Abbey’s well-known character in The Monkeywrench Gang, George Washington Hayduke. Doug Peacock’s new e-book, Was It Worth It: A Wilderness Warrior’s Long Trail Home, contemplates a life spent in nature in addition to the partnerships in wilderness residing and protection he had with Abbey and others within the environmental writing world. His 1996 e-book, Grizzly Years, which recounts his 20-year relationship with grizzly bears, is likely one of the nice books concerning the misguided relationship individuals have with apex predator species. Was It Worth It is published by Patagonia; it’s one of many few books that carries an environmental advantages abstract — it’s printed on recycled, chlorine-free paper, so it’s a e-book you possibly can be ok with shopping for.

Doug Peacock, author of Was It Worth It
Doug Peacock, writer of Was It Worth It, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Doug reads from his newest e-book and talks about his 50+ years residing close to and learning grizzly bear across the Yellowstone National Park area. He displays on how, if one doesn’t attempt to management and exploit nature, it gives infinite magical experiences and the assets mandatory for a accountable way of life. Doug additionally discusses the function of indigenous data and the pressing want to answer the collapse of biodiversity within the American West. You can be taught extra about Doug Peacock at and order the books we speak about at Amazon or Powell’s Books: Was It Worth It (Amazon, Powell’s) and Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness (Amazon, Powell’s).

This podcast initially aired on June 3, 2022.