Wyomingite Emilene Ostlind tells the stories of communities and natural resource issues that shape and are shaped by the character of the West. Click on the menus above to read articles, watch videos, peruse maps, learn more about Emilene or to contact her.
Each spring a hardy band of 3-400 pronghorn antelope set out from the Green River Basin in western Wyoming. Their destination is the summering grounds in Grand Teton National Park, more than 100 miles away. Wildlife photographer Joe Riis and I spent several years trying to document this long-distance journey. Link to the article by clicking on the title above or watch the Pronghorn Passage video by clicking here. Published by High Country News, Dec 2011
UPDATE “Perilous Passages” received the 2012 Science in Society Reporting for a Regional Audience award from the National Association of Science Writers and the 2012 Knight-Risser Prize for environmental journalism in the West.
A Wyoming celebrity of his own kind, he’s known for his lively accordion music, inventing the art of goat packing, living off the land in the Red Desert and his investigation into a large primate that he believes roams the forests of western North America, profile published by WyoFile, Sept 2011
Hunters worry about the effects of a pending natural gas development in the Wyoming Range, published at http://www.hcn.org, Dec 2010
Video about his process and philosophy, published at http://www.hcn.org, April 2011