An Atlas of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

Traute Parrie

In eager anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in 2018, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation (ABWF) is proud to present this high quality “atlas” of art and essays.  This will not be an atlas in the traditional sense,


Perhaps you are familiar with, or have traveled in the A-B Wilderness, given its shared boundary with Yellowstone National Park?  Designated as Wilderness on March 27, 1978, it is a 944,000 acre gem in its own right, popular with visitors from around the world.  Situated anywhere else besides Montana, this place would stand shoulder to shoulder with any National Park.  This Wilderness, with its spectacular mountain ranges, unique historical, tribal, wildlife, geologic, and glacial features is at risk from mining proposals, changing climate, and evolving recreational demands, among other things, and warrants an atlas that brings this dynamic place to life.



Traute Parrie

AB Atlas project leader Traute Parrie 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, such as her recent hike through Yellowstone from Lamar Trailhead south past Thorofare and Hawk's Rest Patrol Cabins, to Jackson. She worked for the US Forest Service for over 31 years, most recently as the Beartooth District Ranger on the Custer Gallatin National Forest, out of Red Lodge. She retained her red-card qualification as a Firefighter throughout her entire career. Now you will find her volunteering on the fun stuff, like pounding nails on fire lookout restoration projects.