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Peacock: Wilderness Fight 'Not Getting Any Better'

Grizzly Bear advocate Doug Peacock penned the letter asking President Obama to retain endangered species protections for Yellowstone-area grizzlies.
Eric Whitney

One of Montana’s foremost voices on wilderness issues is Doug Peacock. He’s a decorated Vietnam veteran who says the time he spent in wilderness helped him recover from the psychological trauma he suffered in combat. Peacock continues to work with groups that bring a new generation of combat vets into wild places.

He was in Missoula last week to speak at a Montana Wilderness Association event. Afterwards, he took a walk beside the Clark Fork River with Eric Whitney, and talked about his concerns about wild places and wild animals.

Peacock is the author of five books on wildlife, wilderness and war. His newest book is  In The Shadow Of The Sabertooth.

Eric Whitney is NPR's Mountain West/Great Plains Bureau Chief, and was the former news director for Montana Public Radio.
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