BARBARA J. MORITSCH
Barbara J. Moritsch holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation from Oregon State University and Humboldt State University, respectively. She has worked for the U.S National Park Service as a ranger-naturalist and ecologist in Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Yosemite national parks, and Point Reyes National Seashore, and has worked as a consulting botanist, an environmental education instructor, and a wildland fire-fighter.
Ms. Moritsch published her first book, The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley’s Sacred Wild Nature in 2012; has written extensively for the on-line National Parks Traveler; and has published articles in Natural Areas Journal, Park Science (National Park Service publication), and the National Parks Traveler’s Essential Park Guide. She is a member of the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW) and the Northwest Independent Writer’s Association (NIWA). She lives in Idaho with her husband, four horses, two dogs, and one cat.