George Wuerthner


George Wuerthner is a distinguished ecologist with a career spanning over four decades, dedicated to the study of predators and the management of public lands. His extensive experience and deep knowledge have made him a prominent voice in the field of environmental conservation.

George’s academic and professional journey has been marked by a commitment to understanding the complex interactions between wildlife and their habitats. His work has focused particularly on the roles of predators in maintaining ecological balance and the impacts of human activities on public lands. Throughout his career, he has been a tireless advocate for the protection and sustainable management of these vital natural resources.

As the former director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology, George played a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission to preserve and restore wildlands and wildlife. His leadership helped to foster a greater understanding of the importance of deep ecological principles, emphasizing the intrinsic value of all living beings and the need for their protection.

Currently, George serves as the executive director of Public Lands Media, an organization dedicated to promoting informed public discourse on environmental issues. Under his leadership, Public Lands Media publishes The Wildlife News, a platform that provides critical insights and updates on wildlife conservation, land management policies, and environmental advocacy. Through this role, George continues to influence public opinion and policy, driving efforts to safeguard natural ecosystems.

George is also a prolific author, having written 38 books on various environmental topics and natural history. His works, including the notable β€œWelfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West,” highlight the challenges and consequences of current land use practices and advocate for more sustainable approaches. His writings are widely respected for their thorough research, compelling arguments, and passionate call for change.

In his advisory role at Reclaim and Restore Point Reyes (RRPR), George brings a wealth of expertise and a strategic perspective to the organization’s efforts. His insights into predator-prey dynamics, public land management, and the broader ecological context are invaluable in guiding RRPR’s initiatives. George’s ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a broader audience helps to raise awareness and garner support for the protection and restoration of Point Reyes National Seashore. His dedication to mentoring the next generation of ecologists and environmentalists ensures that his legacy of advocacy and stewardship will continue.

George Wuerthner’s extensive experience, authoritative voice, and unwavering dedication make him a key asset to the RRPR advisory board. His contributions help to shape a future where Point Reyes and other public lands are preserved and cherished for their ecological, cultural, and intrinsic values.