Wild Flower Book

Flora of the Yellowstone is a 408 page, full-color field guide book by author Whitney Tilt about Yellowstone’s diverse vegetation.  Much more than your average field guide, each species is featured in full-color photographs with scientific descriptions as well as the history, mythology, and popular wisdom of each plant. The book was a labor of love of Tilt, a GVLT supporter and Board Member. He was aided in this effort by an enormous cadre of volunteers including photographers, writers, editors, biologists, and artists, in particular, artist and illustrator Daphne Gillam. All of the contributors to this project volunteered their time and talent to bring this book to fruition and 100% of the proceeds of the book will go directly to the Gallatin Valley Land Trust for our work on trails and land conservation.

Author Whitney Tilt serves as Director of Land and Wildlife Conservation for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation where he works with the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch on conservation issues. He is also a partner in High Country Apps LLC, developing interactive field guides for smart phones and tablets (www.highcountryapps.com). Throughout his career Tilt has focused on conservation, working on a wide range of natural resource issues from Colorado River water allocations and black-footed ferret recovery to Asian tiger conservation and evaluation of federal fisheries programs.  Artist and illustrator Daphne Gillam spent years designing for the travel industry, before turning her attention exclusively to her favorite part of these projects, hand-drawn maps.  Her archival maps can be seen in books, architectural magazines, dude ranch walls, trade show displays, wedding invitations, and school murals.

All proceeds from sales of this book benefit the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.

The Flora of Yellowstone  makes a great gift for the holidays. All proceeds from book sales benefit GVLT.  You can purchase a copy online on the Distinctly Montana website.

You may also purchase the book in local retailers:

  • Buffalo Bill Center for the West, Cody
  • Country Bookshelf
  • Gallatin History Museum
  • Montana Gift Corral
  • MSU Bookstore
  • Museum of the Rockies
  • REI
  • Schnee’s
  • Timber Trails
  • Vargo’s Books
  • Hey Day Bozeman
  • Chico Hot Springs
  • Montana Historical Society Bookstore

For more information on this event or purchasing the book, please contact Laura at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust at 406-587-8404, ext. 1.