50 Years of Fighting for Wildness: Wilderness, Friends, and a Few Grizzlies
A presentation by author and activist Doug Peacock
Followed by a reflection on The Conservation Alliance’s 30th Anniversary by outgoing Executive Director, John Sterling
The Conservation Alliance Breakfast
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00-9:00 AM
The Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom
650 15th Street, Denver, CO
Doug Peacock is an American naturalist, outdoorsman, and author. He is best known for his book Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness, a memoir of his experiences spent alone in the wilderness observing grizzly bears. Peacock served as a Green Beret medic during the Vietnam War and, upon returning, felt so disillusioned with human society that he sought solace in the beauty of the wilderness. With little scientific background, his firsthand experience with bears brought him recognition as an expert in grizzly behavior. He was a friend of author Edward Abbey, and served as the model for the character George Hayduke in Abbey’s famous novel The Monkey Wrench Gang.
John Sterling is Executive Director of The Conservation Alliance. After 15 years at the helm, John will leave his position by the end of the year. He will share his thoughts on the organization’s accomplishments over the past 30 years.
The Conservation Alliance Breakfast is open to the public, so please bring a friend!
Arrive tired, leave inspired.