Whitney Tilt, author of Flora of the Yellowstone, will visit Elk River Books, 120 N. Main, to sign copies of his new field guide to the plants of the greater Yellowstone region during the downtown Livingston art walk on Friday, July 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The full-color guide includes more than 400 wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees readily found in the region, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Designed for easy use, the book presents an overview of each species, complete with photos and illustrations, botanical description, preferred habitats and interesting tidbits on the plant’s ecology and cultural use. Species are organized by family, and a quick-reference guide in the front displays flowers and distinctive fruits by color.
Proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the Gallatin Valley Land Trust and other conservation organizations.
Tilt serves as director of land and wildlife conservation for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana. Throughout his career he has focused on a wide range of conservation issues from Colorado River water allocations and black-footed ferret recovery to Asian tiger conservation and evaluation of federal fisheries programs.