A Tribute to Doug Tompkins – hero of the wild lands

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Doug Rainsford Tompkins (March 20, 1943 – December 8, 2015) was a surfer, climber and deep ecologist. A hugely successful business man, he founded The North Face in 1964 Esprit in 1968. By the end of the ’80s he had sold off his business empire and in the 1990s proceeded to buy enormous tracks of wild lands which he nurtured for the benefit of all.

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“If you’re not willing to take the political heat, then you shouldn’t get into the game of land conservation, especially on a large scale.”

www.tompkinsconservation.org

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