Doug Peacock is the author of Grizzly Years, Baja, and Walking It Off: A Veteran’s Chronicle of War and Wilderness. His latest book, co-written with Andrea Peacock, is The Essential Grizzly: The Mingled Fates of Men and Bears. A Vietnam veteran and former Green Beret medic, Peacock was the real-life model for Edward Abbey’s George Washington Hayduke. He has published widely on wilderness issues ranging from grizzly bears to buffalo, from the Sonoran desert to the fjords of British Columbia, from the tigers of Siberia to the blue sheep of Nepal.
He is a life-long conservationist and currently serves as Board Chairman for Round River Conservation Studies. Peacock was named a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow. His new memoir about archeology, climate change and the peopling of North America, Into a Melting World: On the Trial of the First Americans, is forthcoming from CounterPunch and AK Press.