Through the Pacific Northwest forests and along the rugged coastal shores of California: a young environmentalist’s coming-of- age story about learning, discovery, and survival
Wolf Girl takes readers on Doniga’s journey: from the wilderness immersion school where she was taught by Indigenous elders and wildlife trackers, to hitchhiking across the Pacific Northwest, to Alaska, where she fell in love with tracking wolves. These experiences shaped and inspired Doniga to become the leader in the regenerative agricultural movement that she is today.
Today’s youth are at the forefront of climate change activism, and will see themselves in Doniga’s story, in the message that you can find yourself by finding―and fighting for―your place within the world at large.
“Doniga Markegard’s remarkable and highly unconventional journey from a teenager badly out-of-sync with her world to a rancher and mother working closely with nature is an inspiring story about finding your purpose in life. In an era of gloomy news and uncertain visions of the future, Doniga’s book is a breath of fresh, joyous air!”―Courtney White, author of Grass, Soil, Hope and co-founder of the Quivira Coalition
“With prose good enough to be called poetry, she brings us on a deeply moving and profound journey of awakening and awareness.”―Joel Salatin, farmer, lecturer, and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal, You Can Farm, and Salad Bar Beef
“A wonderful book that shines a light on an exciting path that will inspire many.”―Tristan Gooley, author of The Natural Navigator, The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, and The Nature Instinct
About the Author
Doniga Markegard is a wildlife tracker, regenerative rancher, speaker, and author. Her teen years in nature school started her on a path that led to a career in animal tracking and then permaculture and ranching in California. Using the innovative, carbon-storing methods of regenerative ranching, she’s restoring the land she tends, bringing native grasses and wildlife back to the depleted Bay Area. Doniga is a consultant and guest instructor at numerous nature and permaculture programs around the country and is a regular speaker at events such as the Bioneers Conference, Food Inspiration Trendsummit, and The Grassfed Exchange; has worked with companies such as Patagonia and Google; and has been featured in articles from FastCompany, GreenBiz, The San Francisco Examiner, and NPR.