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Don H. Meredith

Duffield, Alberta, Canada


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Don Meredith is a writer, biologist and communications consultant living west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Born in Los Angeles, California, Don emigrated to Canada in 1970 to pursue graduate studies in Zoology at the University of Alberta. He received a Ph.D. in 1975, and became a Canadian citizen that same year. He has worked as a consulting wildlife biologist on various projects for both private industry and government in the Canadian High Arctic, northern Alberta and the Rocky Mountains.

The story for his young-adult novel, Dog Runner ( 1989, Western Producer Prairie Books; 2004, Authors Choice Press), was largely drawn on his experiences in the North. The novel won the 1990 Writers Guild of Alberta Award of Excellence for Children's Literature, and has also been published in Dutch and German.

From 1989 until 2002, Don worked as Information Coordinator for the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division where he coordinated the publication of the fishing, hunting and trapping regulation guides, and established the division's presence on the World Wide Web of the Internet. He currently is working as a freelance writer, biologist and public communications consultant.

Don writes a monthly column, Rubs, Scrapes and Tangle, signs along the way for the Alberta Outdoorsmen. For six years (1995-2001), he wrote a monthly column, The Great Outdoors for the Edmonton Sports Scene. Don has published several articles and short fiction on wildlife and the outdoors for such periodicals as Canadian Geographic, Western Sportsman, Alberta Fishing Guide, Alberta Game Warden and The Edmonton Journal. As a consultant for the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division during the 1980s, he wrote the text for brochures and helped design and implement conservation education programs, such as Project WILD.

Interests: outdoor, nature & environment, science, and young adult and adult fiction.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Dog Runner
  • The Search for Grizzly One
  • Nonfiction

  • Column: The Great Outdoors
  • Cannned Hunts
  • Column: Rubs, Scrapes and Tangle
  • The Morality of the Grizzly Hunt
  • Red Squirrels
  • A Northern Honey Hole
  • Why Hunt?
  • Fiddling while Alberta Burns