George Wuerthner (1952) is the ecological projects director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, where he does research and writes about environmental issues. For many years he was a full-time freelance photographer and writer and has published thirty-eight books on natural history, conservation history, ecology, and environmental issues.
He has been studying predators for four decades. In particular, he has been involved in wolf restoration efforts in Montana, and for years lived near Yellowstone National Park. He is also a licensed guide in Yellowstone National Park. In 2000 Wuerthner published an analysis of the potential for wolf restoration in Oregon and concluded that Oregon could support 2000 plus wolves. George received the Grassroots Activist of the Year Award for 2017 from the Fund for Wild Animals.
George lives in Helena, Montana.
Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction Of The American West
by George Wuerthner and Mollie Matteson
Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy
by George Wuerthner
Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner
Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation
by George Wuerthner (editor)
Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth
by George Wuerthner (editor), Eileen Crist (editor) and Tom Butler (editor)
Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation
by George Wuerthner and Eileen Crist