Virtual Lunchtime Expedition and Book Signing: Yellowstone’s Capstone
August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone: An Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
We invite you to join us for this lecture via Zoom Webinar!
When: August 12, 2020, Noon Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone: An Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Speakers: Jesse Logan, Traute Parrie, Dan Tyers, and Shane Doyle
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Panel: Jesse Logan, Traute Parrie, Dan Tyers, and Shane Doyle
August 12, 2020
Join us online for an August Lunchtime Expedition presentation and virtual book signing. The program features a panel of speakers from the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation: Jesse Logan (AB Atlas Associate and Map Editor), Traute Parrie (Project Leader of the AB Atlas), Dan Tyers (USFS Wildlife Biologist and Author), and Shane Doyle (Ed.D and Author). They discuss and read selections from the recently released book Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone: An Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.
Recipient of the Independent Publishers Book Award for best non-fiction in 2019 for the Rocky Mountain Region and High Plains Book Award finalist, the book represents a significant and collaborative effort to tell the story of one of the most wild, pristine, and beautiful places on planet Earth, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.
The Center of the West’s store will have signed copies of the book available for purchase ahead of the event. Stay tuned for a link to purchase Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone.
Learn more about the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation.
About our speakers
Traute Parrie is Co-editor for Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone—A Narrative Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, and is at her best in the high mountain habitat of pikas. She is prone to long walks, skis, or rides, with or without a particular destination. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service for more than 31 years, most recently as the Beartooth District Ranger on the Custer Gallatin National Forest, out of Red Lodge. Now you will find her volunteering on the fun stuff, like pounding nails on fire lookout restoration projects.
Jesse Logan is Co-editor and Contributing Map Editor for Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone—A Narrative Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. He is a recognized authority on the condition of Greater Yellowstone’s whitebark pine forests and the communities they support. After retiring in 2006 from a career in academia (Colorado State University and Virginia Tech) and the U.S. Forest Service (Rocky Mountain Research Station), he continues advocacy for high elevation ecosystems of the Greater Yellowstone. In summer he has been a contract instructor for Yellowstone Institute, and is a backcountry ski guide during winter, working out of Cooke City, Montana, for Yellowstone Ski Tours.
Dan Tyers works for the U.S. Forest Service and is the Grizzly Bear Habitat Coordinator for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He is responsible for coordinating grizzly bear management among the five GYE national forests and between the Forest Service and other State and Federal agencies. He has worked in the Yellowstone area for 40 years and has a PhD in wildlife management from Montana State University.
Shane Doyle, EDD, is an educational and cultural consultant who hales from Crow Agency, Montana. Now based in Bozeman, Doyle is involved with a range of work, including educational curriculum design for groups like the National Park Service, Montana OPI, and the National Native American Hall of Fame. He is an environmental advocate who works as a collaborative liaison between and among groups like the Montana Wilderness Association, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation. He is also a researcher who is currently a co-PI on a National Science Foundation funded research project studying ancient ice patches in the Beartooth Plateau, and an ongoing partner with the University of Copenhagen, where he served as a post-doctoral researcher from 2014–1016. As a singer of Northern Plains music, Doyle is also an assistant artistic director and performer for Bozeman-based Mountain Time Arts, having co-produced numerous performance art pieces during the summer season, including a 2019 opera titled Standby Snow: Chronicles of a Heatwave. He and his wife Megkian have five beautiful children, ages 7–15.