He has been an active charitable supporter of conservation and community organizations. Doug was an avid hiker and mountain climber and a year-round bicycle commuter.
Statement from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society:
“The Wilderness Society sends our heartfelt condolences to the family of Doug Walker, the immediate past chair of our governing council. Doug’s work to advance charitable causes – particularly conservation, recreation and access for all to our shared public lands – serves as testament to his commitment to making the world a better place. Doug’s passion and leadership for protecting wilderness and getting kids from all backgrounds into the outdoors is something for which many generations will be grateful. He was an inspiring leader and a great friend. The legacy of Doug Walker will always be a part of our fight for protecting America’s parks and wild heritage and he will be sorely missed. Today we are deeply saddened by this loss.”