Suggested Reading List
A Naturalist’s Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
Author: Frank C. Craighead Jr.
Description: A memoir and classic natural history of the wildlife of Jackson Hole and the Tetons by a celebrated local biologist, organized week-by-week throughout the year.
Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Author: Robert E. Betts
Description: The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out by an equally remarkable cast of characters. This is that story, told with a verve and excitement which brings the past alive.
Legacy of the Tetons: Homesteading in Jackson Hole
Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton
Description: This second edition of Legacy of the Tetons is a narrative of the bravery, love,
heartbreak, joy, and fortitude of the early pioneers. Candy Moulton shares the struggles of those who lived and died on the land—some of whom came on foot in the Mormon Handcart Migration and established the settlement known today as Mormon Row.
Plants of the Rocky Mountains
Author: Kershaw, MacKinnon, Pojar
Description: Over 1300 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are described and illustrated. Notes on origin of name, ecology, native uses, edibility and similar species are included, as are color-coded sections to allow for quick identification. 900 color photographs, 700+ line drawings.
Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains
Author: James Halfpenny
Description: Wonder no more about those tracks in the mud or that poop on the path. With this
packable guide, identification in the field is easy. Featured are the tracks, scats, and signs of 70 different species including wolf, ferret, grizzly bear, as well as birds, frogs and salamanders. Scales for scat diameter and footprint size are
included along the edge of each descriptive page. Plus, for accurate
measurements, there's a ruler on the back cover.
Searching for Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness
Author: Paul D. Schullery
Description: An engaging social and environmental history of Yellowstone from the Pleistocene to the present focusing on the park since its founding in 1872. Schullery has worked in Yellowstone as a ranger, a historian and the chief of cultural resources.
The Creation of the Teton Landscape: The Geologic Story of Grand Teton National Park
Author: Love, Reed and Pierce
Description: This book outlines the earliest history of the area and delves deep into the extensive geology of the region.
The Grizzly Bear
Author: Thomas McNamee
Description: A natural history of “Ursus arctos horribilis” – lyrical, well written and provocative. An appropriate introduction to the beast for anyone traveling to grizzly country. McNamee also wrote “The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone.”
The Natural World of Jackson Hole: An Ecological Primer
Author: Tim Clark
Description: An introduction to the natural world of Jackson Hole and to the principles of ecology as they operate in the valley.
Windows into the Earth, the Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Author: Lee J. Siegel and Robert B. Smith
Description: A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.