Karsten Heuer is a wildlife biologist and park warden who has worked in Banff and Jasper national parks in the Rockies, in Inuvik in Canada's far north, in Slovakia and Poland, and in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. A recipient of the Wilburforce Conservation Leadership Award, he is the author of Walking the Big Wild: From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail. The U.S. edition of Being Caribou won the Grand Prize at the 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival. Heuer currently lives in Canmore, Alberta, with Leanne Allison and their new son. Visit them online at www.beingcaribou.com.

Festivals: 2006 (spring)

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