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Personal Biography

dougDoug was born in Vancouver, Washington in 1944 and raised on the outskirts of Portland, with easy access to the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Range. From junior high school he was an ardent backpacker and climber with the local mountaineering club and taught in their climbing school.

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Doug Scott's Work for Wilderness

doug-with-treeDoug retired at the end of 2012 after forty years working with The Wilderness Society (1967-1973), the Sierra Club (as Northwest Representative, 1973-1980, Conservation Director, 1980-1985, and Associate Executive Director, 1985-1990), and the Campaign for America's Wilderness, an arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2000-2012
Throughout his career, Doug learned that the real power in our political system is effective, timely grassroots action—volunteer power—the druggist, soccer mom, volunteer fireman, small town mayor, retired postal working) who drive successful wilderness designation bills into law. Their love of a special place of wildland is infectious—members of both parties in Congress ant to help. He continues to travel frequently to give talks to gatherings and workshops for grassroots wilderness activists and training events for agency wilderness personnel.

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