Doug Tompkins

Tompkins Conservation 

George is a walking hard drive of experience, scholarship, activism and a work horse of a guy that would  be pure gold for the right outfit. No one, and I mean no one, knows the American landscapes like George, from Alaska to Florida and especially in the western U.S..

He can work on any number of fronts, and is friends and colleagues with the best out there in conservation, a leading edge guy.



Micheal Soule 

Founder of Society for Conservation Biology 

Professor Emeritus

University of California 

George straddles the lines between naturalist, activist, scholar and writer. He is also astoundingly productive. Just as important for workers in the fields of American nature conservation, George is the “go to” person when one has a question about any area of the field, including questions in disciplines such as economics and anthropology, and biogeography.

To say that George is tireless is to understate his central role in nature conservation. I truly believe that he is a national treasure.


Barrie Gilbert 

Professor Emeritus

Utah State University 

George Wuerthner has an ability to communicate about natural resource issues on a par with my friend Carl Safina, for the oceans, whales and large predators.  But for the timidity of western natural resources colleges, George Wuerthner would be teaching and guiding scholars as a successful researcher in a major university.


John Davis

Wildland Network 

George Wuerthner is among the most accomplished photographers and writers on wilderness subjects alive today.  George has published dozens of books of his own writing and photography, and placed photos and articles in scores more publications, on natural areas ranging from the Adirondacks to the Smokies to the Sierra to the Brooks Range.  His knowledge of North American wildlands is unexcelled; his library of wilderness photos, matchless. 

He is also a bold advocate for these wild places, through his photography, writing, and speaking.  George possesses an uncanny sense of what is ecologically best, scientifically and politically, for public lands in this country and others.  He is a gifted naturalist, who can describe the habitat requirements of keystone species like Wolves and Pumas, but also can name obscure wildflowers that few others would know.

George Wuerthner also gets more work done, dollar for dollar, than almost any other conservationist alive. He lives simply, travels frequently but frugally, and wastes nothing.