Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge Hardcover 2nd Edition


Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge Hardcover 2nd Edition


Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge is a coffee table book of fine art photography with essays by 23 authors including Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Congressman Jim Matheson, Stephen Trimble, and Andrew McLean. The spirit of this collaboration is to protect the remaining natural areas and watershed of the Wasatch Mountains. Howie Garber has photographed the Wasatch for 25 years and received national and international awards for his images. The photographs of wildlife, alpine scenery, and  the human element share the diversity and splendor of a unique place.


This Book won a 2014 Ben Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association

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While reading these essays and ruminating over my 40 wondrous years in the Wasatch, I am haunted by Joni Mitchell’s song, Big Yellow Taxi (1970). “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. They’ve paved paradise to put up a parking lot with a pink hotel…”

Table of Contents from Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge

  • A Legacy of Watershed Stewardship by Jeff Niermeyer: Director of SLC Public Utilities
  • Geological Story Told by the Peaks, Cliffs, and Canyons of the Wasatch Mountainsby Bill Parry, Prof Emeritus of Geology, Univ of Utah
  • A Tale of Love, Loss and Redemption; Redemption being Optional by Joan Degiorgio
  • Natural History and Biodiversity by Allison Jones, Biologist who works with Wild Utah Project
  • Wasatch Weather, Powder Skiing, and the Future of the Greatest Snow on Earth by Jim Steenburgh PhD, Professor Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Albion Basin: The Gem of the Wasatch Mountain Range by Friends Of Alta
  • Wasatch WatersThreatened Oasis by Zach Frankel, Director Utah Rivers Council
  • Wild Terrace by Stephen Trimble, author and editor of 21 books
  • Loss of Foothills by Sarah L. Bennett, author of several books and activist

Economics: Dollars and Sense: Intro by Brad Barber, Former Senior Economic Advisor, State of Utah

  • Salt Lake’s Treasure by Mayor Ralph Becker, Mayor of SLC and environmental planner.
  • The Wasatch: Economic Pillar of our Quality of Life by Peter Metcalf , CEO, Black Diamond  Equipment
  • Wilderness Section: Intro by Carl Fisher, Executive Director, Save Our Canyons
  • Utah’s First Wilderness: Lone Peak by Alexis Kelner, renowned local author
  • Hard to imagine the Wasatch without Save Our Canyons by Howie Garber, nature photographer &project coordinator andGale Dick PhD, founder of Save Our Canyons
  • Wilderness & Watershed by Rep. Jim Matheson, U.S. Congressman

Skiing Section: Intro by Tom Wharton, outdoor writer Salt Lake Tribune

  • A Global Skiing Perspective: How Does the Wasatch Compare?  by Andrew McLean, well- known local author and ski guide who has skied on 7 continents
  • Wild Wasatch by Brooke Williams, author of 4 books and well known conservationist
  • The Wasatch Mountain Club: One Hundred Years of Recreation and Conservation By Alexis Kelner, Author and Historian
  • Gaza Strip of Snow by Andrew McLean, well -known local author and ski guide who has skied on 7 continents

Planning for the Future: Intro by Mayor Ralph Becker

  • Preserving Recreation Future by Howie Garber, nature photographer and project coordinator
  • A Promise for Generations by Rick Reese, author, book publisher, Founder of Greater Yellowstone Coalition and driving force behind Bonneville Shoreline Trail
  • Lost Eden by Gale Dick PhD, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Graduate School, University of Utah, Founder of Save Our Canyons
  • Pass Down The Gift by Brooke Hopkins, PhD. and Peggy Battin, M.F.A., PhD


Book Contributors

The following individuals have contributed essays to Howie Garber’s landscape photography book, Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge

  • Jeff Niermeyer, director, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
  • William T. Parry, professor emeritus, Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah
  • Jen Clancy, executive director, Friends of Alta
  • Joan Degiorgio, planner, The Nature Conservancy
  • Allison Jones, conservation biologist, Wild Utah Project
  • Jim Steenburgh, PhD, meteorology professor, University of Utah
  • Zach Frankel, executive director, Utah Rivers Council
  • Stephen Trimble, author and editor
  • Sarah L. Bennett, activist and author
  • Brad Barber, former deputy director and planning coordinator for the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
  • Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and environmental planner
  • Peter Metcalf, CEO, Black Diamond Equipment
  • Carl Fisher, director, Save Our Canyons
  • Alexis Kelner, local author
  • Dr. Gale Dick, professor emeritus and former dean, graduate school, University of Utah
  • Representative Jim Matheson, US Congressman
  • Tom Wharton, outdoor writer, Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Andrew McLean, author and ski guide
  • Brooke Williams, author and conservationist
  • Rick Reese, author, founder, Greater Yellowstone Coalition
  • Brooke Hopkins, professor of English literature, University of Utah
  • Peggy Battin, professor of philosophy and medical ethics, University of Utah
  • Denny Montgomery, Ogden-based photographer and writer