Author Event with Duncan Patten
The Gallatin Way, a picturesque route heading south through the canyon to the west gate of Yellowstone, boasts a history covering more than a century of exploration, homesteading and development. Early pioneers and adventurers endured a rugged and unforgiving terrain where today's travelers speed along a modern highway. One might expect to see dramatic shifts, yet little change is evident in some areas, while others teem with contemporary luxuries. Pairing historic and modern photography of the same locations, Duncan T. Patten retraces the marvel of this iconic thoroughfare.
Dr. Patten is a hydroecologist and private consultant in riparian, wetland and watershed ecology. He is an emeritus professor in the College of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and was a research professor with the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman. He was president of the Society of Wetland Scientists and business manager of the Ecological Society of America and is a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the Ecological Society, among many others professional accolades and accomplishments.