Kurt on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Photo by Jim King
Paleontological puzzles, environmental topics, and travel destinations keep Kurt Repanshek on assignment throughout the West for such clients as Audubon, Hemispheres, National Geographic Traveler and Smithsonian Magazine.
Based in Park City, Utah, Kurt believes in participatory journalism. Assignments have taken him into the back canyons of southern Utah’s rugged Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, by rope to the top of the Grand Teton in Wyoming, on foot into the redrock backcountry of Canyonlands National Park, and into the dusty fossil boneyards of Utah and Wyoming.
He’s mushed a dogsled through the Bridger-Teton National Forest, cross-country skied and snowshoed in Yellowstone National Park, roamed Wyoming’s Red Desert, and paddled the Snake River through Grand Teton National Park in pursuit of stories.
From the air over Nebraska he has traced the meandering path of the Platte River to report on how water diversions in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska adversely affect endangered species. Kurt also has interviewed Robert Redford about the actor’s environmental views, written about the debate over the health of Yellowstone’s grizzly population, and portrayed the plight of Wilderness Study Areas and how the Bush administration’s energy policy could adversely affect them.
Kurt, a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, is the author of the books National Parks of the West for Dummies, Hidden Utah, and Hidden Salt Lake City. He also is a contributor to The Unofficial Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding in the West.
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