Publications from Conservacion Patagonica & related foundations
(The Conservation Land Trust and Foundation for Deep Ecology)


2011 Conservacion Patagonica Brochure

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Work in Progress: A Twenty-Year Retrospective (2010)

This book provides an overview of the combined work of Conservacion Patagonica, The Conservation Land Trust, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and Fundacion Pumalin, in addition to the agricultural projects personally managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins. Full of photos, this book explains the principles and program areas of Tompkins-related organizations in addition to telling a bit of the history of these projects. The main topics covered are: land conservation, ecosystem restoration, wildlife recovery, ecological agriculture, environmental activism, eco-education and outreach, and eco-localism.

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Land Ethics: Biodiversity & Wheat (2009)

This document catalogues the major land conservation and ecological agriculture projects of Conservacion Patagonica, The Conservation Land Trust, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and Fundacion Pumalin, in addition to projects personally managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins. Large photos give a sense of the landscapes and ecosystems of each area, while short captions tell the size, region, focus, and parent organization of each project.

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Camino Paso Roballos: Ruta Escénica (2010)

Conservacion Patagonica is working with the Chilean government to designate the road through the future Patagonia National Park as a scenic highway. This report (in Spanish) lays out our reasoning for this decision, and the importance of the scenic highway designation.

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Books published by Foundation for Deep Ecology

In 1990, Doug Tompkins created the Foundation for Deep Ecology as an environmental grantmaking organization that supports education and advocacy on behalf of wild nature. FDE currently focuses on its publishing program, which produces large photo-format activist books. Following in a tradition pioneered by legendary conservationist David Brower who used exhibit format books to support the Sierra Club's advocacy work in the 1960s, FDE staff and outside colleagues have modernized the format and produce a series of books to inspire activism. FDE does not sell these books; they are distributed by commercial and nonprofit publishing houses, and are available at a range of bookstores and on Amazon. For more information on FDE's publishing program, click here.

Although Conservacion Patagonica plays no direct role in the creation or distribution of these books, we agree with their stances and support their activism.

Titles include:

  • Clearcut: The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry, ed. Bill Devall (1994).
  • Tragedia del Bosque Chileno, (The Tragedy of the Chilean Forest), ed. Adrianna Hoffman (1998).
  • Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West, ed. George Wuerthner and Mollie Matteson (2002). For more information, visit
  • Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture, ed. Andrew Kimbrell (2002).
  • The Selected Works of Arne Naess, Harold Glasser, Series Editor; Alan Drengson, Associate Editor (2005).
  • Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy, ed. George Wuerthner (2006).
  • Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation, ed. George Wuerthner (2007). For more information, visit
  • Patagonia Chilena Sin Represas (2007)
  • Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition (2008). Essays by Tom Butler, photography by Antonio Vizcaíno, and a foreword by Tom Brokaw. For more information, visit
  • Plundering Appalachia: The Tragedy of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining. Edited by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner, foreword by Douglas Tompkins (2009). For more information, visit
  • CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, ed. Daniel Imhoff (2010). For more information, visit