Harley Rustad is a journalist, author, and editor at The Walrus magazine whose work has appeared in The Walrus, Outside, the Globe and Mail, Geographical, the Guardian, CNN, and elsewhere.

He received a silver National Magazine Award for an article about a logger who saved one of the largest trees in Canada (Big Lonely Doug) and an honourable mention for a feature on digital mapping in the Belcher Islands, Nunavut (Where the Streets Have No Names).

He is the author of Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees, which was named a best book of 2018 by the Globe and Mail and one of the best Canadian nonfiction books of the year by the CBC.

He is a faculty editor of the Banff Centre's mountain and wilderness writing residency, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and originally from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.


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