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Doug Chadwick’s New Book Offers New Nature Perspectives

      Douglas Chadwick, environmental writer, Vital Ground Foundation board member and Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Advisory Board member, has just released a new book titled Four-Fifths a Grizzly.

     The title, as you might expect, refers to the understanding that humans have a “surprisingly close relationship with grizzly bears, sharing 80 percent of our DNA.”  

     The book is available on the Vital Ground Foundation website, and  features an engaging series of personal essays that illustrate “the interconnectedness of nature, advocating that the path toward conservation begins with how we see our place in the world.”

     Chadwick lives in Whitefish and is the author of 14 books about wildlife and wild places. Chadwick and Four-Fifths a Grizzly were also recently featured in a Flathead Beacon article.