After four years of crisscrossing America conducting interviews with people from all walks of life- government officials, working biologists, national park rangers, and private citizens- he produced “Black & Brown Faces in Americas Wild Places”
The book's purpose is to create a set of “Outdoor Role Models” for the African American community. He feels it is important for them to see individuals who LOOK like them with similar life experiences talking about their passion for nature and the outdoors.
In 2010 Dudley's book and conservation work landed him an invitation to the White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors where he briefly met with Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. It was a great honor to be in the room when President Obama signed the Great American Outdoors Initiative. He will remember that day for the rest of his life as the catalyst that strengthened his commitment to make the outdoors and conservation more culturally and ethnically inclusive.