Rick Lamplugh lives in Gardiner, Montana, at Yellowstone’s north gate. He writes to protect wildlife and preserve wildlands. In his new book, Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy, Rick digs into important controversies: the outrage over the proposed removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list; the dispute over hunting park wolves along Yellowstone’s border; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the economy; the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the overuse of the park; and his community’s battle to prevent gold mining on the park’s border.
His previous book, In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone, is an Amazon best seller with more than 265 Five-Star reviews. The book describes the wolves and ecology of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and Rick’s experience of living and volunteering there for three winters.
Rick’s stories have appeared in Yellowstone Reports, and the literary journals Composite Arts Magazine, Gold Man Review, Phoebe, Soundings Review, and Feathered Flounder. He won the Jim Stone Grand Prize for Non-Fiction.