Ralph Maughan, a professor of political science at Idaho State University, author of a guide to the remote Teton Wilderness, draws on more than two decades of wilderness experience and leadership in such groups as the Sierra Club, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and the Idaho Environmental Council. He was recently honored by the Idaho Conservation League, on the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, as a wilderness preservation leader.
Jackie Johnson Maughan, an instructor of English at Idaho State University, has published tow outdoor recreation books related to women, poetry, and short stories. She has just completed a novel, and is presently working on a second novel based on the grizzly bear. She has more than fifteen years of wilderness and conservation experience.