About Doug Alderson

Doug Alderson's articles and photographs have been featured in Native Peoples, Wildlife Conservation, American Forests, Sea Kayaker, Sierra, Mother Earth News, Shaman's Drum, Campus Life, America, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Florida Naturalist, Florida Sportsman, Tallahassee Magazine, Florida Wildlife and several others. He has won two national writing awards for his magazine features and several Florida writing competitions.

In addition to newspaper and magazine articles, Doug has authored several books including A New Guide to Old  Florida Attractions, Wild Florida Adventures, Simon's Wondrous Garden, The Great Florida Seminole Trail, Wild Florida Waters, Waters Less Traveled, The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales From the Swamp, The Vision Keepers: Walking For Native Americans and the Earth, New Dawn for the Kissimmee River, Encounters with Florida's Endangered Wildlife and Seminole Freedom.

Doug is the former associate editor of Florida Wildlife magazine, and he edited A Florida Wildlife Anthology: 1947-2003. Doug has also worked as a lobbyist for several environmental groups and as a naturalist for the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. In between jobs, he has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, coordinated a walk across the United States from coast to coast, and he has backpacked across Europe.

Doug is currently the assistant bureau chief for Florida's Office of Greenways and Trails. In 2007, as the Florida paddling trails coordinator, he finished a three-year project scouting the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, a 1,500-plus mile sea kayaking trail around the entire state. In 2015, Paddle Florida awarded him their first ever Environmental Leadership Award.

He lives south of Tallahassee with his wife, Cyndi, and adult daughter, Cheyenne.

Please enjoy Doug's website and use the link on the left side of this page if you would like to email him.


Doug taking photos on the Ichetucknee