Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone

by Jonathan Marquis

Many of you already know how the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness stirs the soul, for those lucky enough to experience it. For those that have, and for those that have not yet had the opportunity, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation is working very hard to publish a distinctive “atlas” to raise awareness about the wealth of, and the risks to, this soul-stirring place.

This site is intended to give you an idea of what we intend for the final hard copy product.  This will be a visually stunning book that draws you in, piques your curiosity, and ultimately, creates a personal connection between the reader and this landscape.  Thoughtful essays will be paired with maps and images to lay out a narrative story of the A-B Wilderness.

The Human Sense of Place

Rock, Fire, and Ice

From Nutcrackers to Cutthroat

by U.S. Forest Service
by Elizabeth Rose
by Mimi Matsuda

Stories of our time here..

What are the earthly processes that formed this place?

Animals and plants that share this place with us.


The ABWF would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous grant in support of the Atlas of the Absaroka Beartooth:

Grizzly Bear:
Thomas & Elizabeth Grainger Charitable Fund

The Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation
The William D Morean Family
The Rose Family Fund at the Billings Community Foundation

Black Bear:
Bo Ewald
Lore Kann Foundation
Sibanye-Stillwater Community Giving

Don Bachman and Cathy Cripps
Jeff Anderson and Elizabeth Scanlin

Beartooth Mountain Guides
Silvergate Partners, in honor of Hank Rate

Clark’s Nutcracker:
Jim Boelter
Steve Caldwell
John Crocker
David Lehnherr
Mary Swan

Patrick Cross
Bob Hughes
C Mattice
Linus Metzler
Steve and Deb Muth
J Ooyen
Kit Richards
Kasey Stewart
D Sullivan
E Wilk
and all the folks in Livingston who responded when Scott passed the hat