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The Wild Wyoming Range


The Wild Wyoming Range
2013, 10 1/2” x 11 1/4”, 120 pages, 142 photographs
ISBN: 978098400708


Our latest release, The Wild Wyoming Range edited by Ronald H. Chilcote and Susan Marsh, is a celebration of the efforts done by individuals and organizations to protect and conserve the Wyoming Range lands. This exquisite publication highlights the beauty and wild life of the Wyoming Range through extraordinary photographs from Ronald H. Chilcote, Susan Marsh, Tom Mangelsen, Henry Holdworth, Fred Pflughoft, Fran Chilcote, and Rita Donham. Accompanying the four portfolios of photographs – of the Wyoming Range, the Greys River area, the Salt River Front, and the southern ranges -are essays by Susan Marsh, Florence Shepard, Erik Movar, and C.L. Rawlins.

The Wyoming Range stands like a dusky silhouette above the sagebrush sea, revealing its splendor only to those who venture off the highway. Its snowy peaks and long ridge lines extend nearly a hundred miles from the confluence of the Hoback and Snake Riversto the headwaters of LaBarge Creek. The mountains highlighted in this book of photographs and essays include not only the Wyoming Range but the Salt River Range, Greys River, and the long, high ridges stretching another fifty miles to the south: Commissary Ridge, the Tunp and Porcupine Ranges, Absaroka Ridge. In this vast landscape of singular beauty, the Old West lives on.
2013, 10 1/2” x 11 1/4”, 120 pages, 142 photographs
ISBN: 978098400708


The Wild Wyoming Range is a luscious book in both words and photographs about one of the most spiritual places on the planet—a place of unforgettable natural beauty, landscape, wildlife and western history. A rare, endangered and powerful place that soothes our souls, warms our hearts and repairs our wounded spirits. If ever there were proper words to describe such a magical place, the writers of The Wild Wyoming Range have accomplished just that. Many have traveled through, some have visited while others stayed—yet none have been left untouched. A book of memories, poetry, passion and exquisite imagery—as close as one can get without being there.
Tom Mangelsen

For those of us who have enjoyed the magnificence of the Wyoming Range and its myriad high basins, forests, and river-carved canyons, we need to step-up. For those who may not realize what is at stake, this book provides a rich visual and verbal introduction and hopefully, a resounding wake-up call.
It should be clear how industrial oil and gas development impacts habitat and watershed, witness the Jonah Field and the Anticline near Pinedale. If this style of resource “management” is extended into the Wyoming Range, the hydrology-biology of a vast, iconic American landscape will be transformed, impacting the Noble Basin, the Hoback River that feeds into the Snake, and animal populations that graze across intact summer-winter ranges. Public recreational fun to be had hiking-hunting-floating-fishing-skiing-eating-enjoying will be irreversibly altered on an epically large scale, reminding us what Thomas Huxley said: “human existence is a race between intelligence and extinction.”
Robert Glenn Ketchum

The Wild Wyoming Range is a celebration of place. This beautiful book showcases Wyoming’s namesake mountain range not only as a stunning landscape, but also as a repository of collective memories and future hopes. It is a landscape with the power to unite. Over the past eight years, people from all walks of life have come together with a singular goal: to keep the Wyoming Range wild by safeguarding it from the threat of oil and gas leasing and development. There are success stories already, but much work still to do. This book reminds us of what’s at stake and why this work is important. And it inspires us to never give up on this place that given us so much.
Lisa McGee
National Forests & Parks Program Director
Wyoming Outdoor Council

The Wyoming Range is one of Wyoming’s unsung natural gems. Yet, it’s profile has recently grown because of the energy industry’s efforts to drill here and the impressive, counter-veiling efforts to keep intact this southern anchor of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Wild Wyoming Range does a masterful job of bringing forth through image and testimonials both its natural wonders and the threats facing. If you want to better understand the magic of western Wyoming and the choices facing it, then read this book.
Peter Aengst
Northern Rockies Director
The Wilderness Society

The Wild Wyoming Range offers a color-filled journey from meadows and creeks to the breathtaking ramparts of the Wyoming Range. The reader feels as if taken along on a backcountry trip or auto tour through the range, able to marvel at the scenery while learning about a place less familiar than the Tetons or Yellowstone. The book may bring recognition to old haunts or stimulate new excursions into one of the best examples of accessibility to America’s public lands. Along with the many photographs, The Wild Wyoming Range includes essays and testimonials by people whose experiences bring a personal touch to the need to protect forever this million-plus acre treasure.
Lloyd Dorsey
Greater Yellowstone Coalition

4 reviews for The Wild Wyoming Range

The Examiner

The Examiner – December 18, 2012

“Putting the book together with our images and the writing has been a five-year process. Now that the book is formally published, we intend to share it with as many people as possible,” Chilcote said.Chilcote said LWP was involved with the WOC, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, The Wilderness Society and other local groups for this project and others.

“Our major goal, of course, is to inform people about ‘The Wild Wyoming Range’ book and to find ways to get it in the hands of people everywhere so as to raise not only awareness, but appreciation, for the beautiful area that we live in,” Chilcote said.

WY Range Review by The Examiner Part 1.pdf
WY Range – Review by The Examiner Part 2.pdf

The Pinedale Roundup - December 28, 2012

WY Range – Review by Pinedale Roundup

“Marsh acknowledges in her essay the Wyoming Range can easily be missed by travelers venturing toward the Teton or Wind River ranges. She calls it a ridge more than a range for those on the road. But her photos show a different story: rolling hills mixed with jagged peaks covered in snow, colored aspens, wildflowers. This mountain range is far more accessible than the winds with its daunting peaks and glaciers. It beckons rather than forbids. It’s welcoming, very much the backyard mountain range, rather than series of lifetime goals to conquer. This is the people’s range.”

The Pinedale Roundup – December 28, 2012
WY Range – Review by Pinedale Roundup.pdf

High Country News - March 04, 2013

High Country News – March 04, 2013

Eastern Wyoming travelers speeding toward the jagged spires of the Tetons or the Wind River Range might overlook a more gentle silhouette rising from the sagebrush. “Until recently the Wyoming Range has been known less for spectacular scenery than for what it has provided to the local economy,” writes editor Susan Marsh in The Wild Wyoming Range. Now, the Wyoming Range Legacy Act protects the southern tail of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from oil and gas development. An ex-sheepherder, a local outfitter and others in awe of the place contribute their voices to the book, while flyover photography of generous valleys, close-ups of wildflowers and portraits of range residents like pronghorn and sage grouse reveal these little-known mountains.

High Country News – March 04, 2013
The Wild Wyoming Range – Review by High Country News.pdf

Jackson Hole News & Guide - April 10, 2013

Jackson Hole News & Guide – April 10, 2013

But one of the attractions of a coffee-table volume like this is its capacity to provoke dreams: Somewhere in these pages will appear the places that you will be striving to reach this coming season.
That, of course, is a function of the photos. Many are aerial shots, giving a sense of the overall geologic structure and vegetation cloaking these mountains. Others are more intimate, of lone ponds or stretches of trail beckoning the reader to drop the book and just go.

Jackson Hole News & Guide – April 10, 2013
WY Range – Review by Jackson Hole News&Guide.pdf

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