Rocky Barker is an author, writer and producer who writes a column for Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News.

He is the author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. The story inspired a television movie, Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone on A&E Network co-produced by Rocky. His first book, Saving All the Parts, was cited for excellence by the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award judges. He co-authored the Flyfisher’s Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic.

He retired earlier this year as environmental reporter for the Idaho Statesman, where he was the researcher for a series of editorials in 1997 calling for the breaching of four Snake River dams to save salmon.

He and his wife Tina live in Boise.