Erik Molvar is a wildlife biologist and director of Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Wyoming’s champion of sensitive wildlife and pristine public lands. The focus of his work is on protecting the Red Desert and other sagebrush ecosystems, and in reforming mineral extraction to render it compatible with protecting Wyoming’s wildlife and wild places. His scientific research has focused on the behavior and ecology of moose, but he is better known for his efforts to achieve protections for sage grouse and other desert and grassland species. He is the author of 15 books on public lands throughout the West, including Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey, and has contributed writing and photography to a number of other books. His writing has also appeared in a variety of newspapers in Wyoming and Montana, in magazines like Trail and Timberline and Matter Journal. He is perhaps proudest of his contributions to the News from Nowhere, a once and future underground chronicle of his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming, available from time to time in fine (and disreputable) drinking establishments.