Doris Wilderness

About us

Ryan Plunkett

Vice President

Board of Directors (USA)

A wilderness preserve in central Belize

Established to preserve a portion of old-growth tropical forest and the fauna within

Photographs by Dan & Ellen Plunkett, Ryan Plunkett, & Denfield Welcome

Ellen Plunkett


Board Member (Belize, USA)

Dan Plunkett

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member (Belize, USA)

Denfield Welcome

Vice President

Board of Directors (Belize)

Edgar Aguilar

Lead Ranger

The Doris Wilderness is named after Doris Hemsley, the mother of Denfield Welcome, Vice President of the preserve. Doris is the proud matriarch of a family of Belizean sons and daughters.

The Doris Wilderness Foundation, Inc., LLC is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization, and a registered non-profit organization in Belize. The Doris Wilderness preserves 7200 acres of old-growth tropical rainforest.