-Greg McGruder, National Geographic Lecture Series
In addition to his critically-acclaimed books and articles, Gary Ferguson offers riveting keynote presentations on a variety of wildlife and conservation issues, as well as on the positive psychological impacts of nature. For more information, contact publicist Julia Smith, at Julia@wildwords.net
Author Gary Ferguson has appeared on more than 200 television and radio programs across the country. His keynote addresses have been popular with a wide variety of conservation groups, including the Audubon Society, Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, Save the Redwoods League, and the Land Trust Alliance. As a writer, Gary has worked for dozens of national publications – including Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, and Outside Magazine – and is also the author of twenty-two books on nature and science. Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone (National Geographic Press), was the first nonfiction work in history to win both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for Nonfiction. Decade of the Wolf (Globe-Pequot), as well as The Great Divide (W.W. Norton), were Audubon Magazine Editor’s Choice selections. His latest book, a wilderness-based memoir titled The Carry Home, will be published in November, 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
Ferguson was the 2002 Seigle Scholar at Washington University, St. Louis, the 2007 William Kittredge Distinguished Writer at the University of Montana, and a visiting writer in the graduate writing program at the University of Idaho. He currently serves on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program, at Pacific Lutheran University. Gary lives with his wife, Mary – in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, as well as in Portland, Oregon.