Award-winning wilderness conservationist and writer who worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the early 1920s.
Graduated from Iowa State College with a degree in Landscape Design and City Planning and subsequently worked for a landscaping company in Chicago before serving in the U.S. Army during World War I.
He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outdoor Writers Association of America's Conservation Award, the Izaak Walton League of America's Founders Award, and the American Motors Conservation Award.
He was born in Mapleton, Iowa to George Carhart and Ella Louise Hawthorne Carhart. He married Vera Amelia VanSickle in 1918.
He and James Curwood, born fourteen years apart, were fellow Midwesterners, authors, and conservationists.