As a writer and speaker, the work of best-selling author and lecturer Gary Ferguson comes from intimate experience.
Over the past twenty five years Gary has traveled thousands of miles down the rivers, trails and back roads of North America: trekking 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild (Simon & Schuster), wandering through the seasons with the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves: The First Year (Globe Pequot), spending a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for the best-selling Shouting at the Sky (St. Martin’s Press).
“I began my writing career by exploring the tracks humans have left in nature,” he says. “Now I’m mostly interested in the tracks nature leaves in us.”
Gary’s lively keynote presentations – each tailored to a specific audience – celebrate how science, myth, psychology and cultural history shape our thoughts and experiences of the natural world.
He has written for a variety of publications, from Vanity Fair to The Los Angeles Times. He’s also author of 22 books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawks Rest, published by National Geographic Adventure Press. Gary is a keynote presenter at conservation and outdoor education gatherings around the country, and is currently on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program, at Pacific Lutheran University.
Gary also joins with cultural psychologist, Mary Clare to offer workshops, retreats, keynotes and continuing professional development designed to help individuals, families and communities traverse life’s changes with integrity and vision.