Todd Wilkinson has been a professional journalist and author for 30 years with assignments that have taken him around the world. While he has written widely about a variety of subjects (fine art, business, politics, and his vast home region, the American West), he is best known for his knowledge and coverage of environmental issues. His stories have appeared in publications ranging from National Geographic and The Christian Science Monitor to High Country News, the Utne Reader, Orion, all of the top nature magazines and many others. He also has given public lectures and public presentations at venues ranging from the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to Yale University and museums, college campuses and conferences in-between.
His latest book is the long-awaited "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone." It features 150 images by well-known American nature photographer Thomas Mangelsen who has visually trailed 399 and her family for a decade. The book tells the harrowing life and death story of 399, her cubs, and humans as they vie for space in the modern world. Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Ted Turner and Yvon Chouinard have called "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek" a must-read and an important touchstone for thinking about large carnivore conservation. Autograph copies of "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek" can be ordered at www.mangelsen.com/grizzly
Wilkinson also is author of the recent critically-acclaimed book "Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet." In addition, he has a major chapter in David Showalter's book "Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads" that addresses the conundrum of trying to save sage-grouse from oblivion. Besides several other books about nature and art that he has written, including "Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth," Wilkinson has assisted a number of clients with editing, ghostwriting and website content development.