Jeff Gailus

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Jeff Gailus has covered environmental issues and natural resource management in Canada, the United States and Europe for more than 20 years. Although he once worked as a reporter for weekly newspapers in Hungary and Alberta, most of his career has focused on long-form magazine writing and public affairs and investigative journalism, which have earned him awards in both Canada and the U.S. He earned an M.S. in environmental studies and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Montana, where he earned a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and a Bertha Morton Scholarship. Writing grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts allowed him time to publish his first book, "The Grizzly Manifesto," in 2011, which was a finalist for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. He enjoys teaching as much as he does writing, and has taught ecology, wildlife management and creative writing both in the classroom and in the field. He is currently working on a memoir and editing a collection of environmental writing from the Yellowstone to Yukon ecoregion.