Rocky Barker's Northwest Experience



     Rocky's Northwest Experience is the page for Rocky Barker @rockybarker. author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. The Washington Post says Scorched Earth, "conveys a powerful lesson about how Americans have sought to manage the "cataclysmic forces" of forest fires." The story has inspired a television movie, Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone that ran on A&E Network starring Scott Foley and Richard Burgi and co-produced by Rocky.

Rocky, the  former environmental writer for the Idaho Statesman had a blog called Letters from the West in Boise. Bill Moyers, included ’ Rocky in his PBS program "Is God Green?

Rocky used to live in Wisconsin. Check out the pictures of the sinking house on Lake Superior.

Rocky talks about wilderness on Idaho Outdoors. Read Zach Kyle’s profile of his career in Territory Magazine. Also see Rocky’s take on media bias in  from the Wallace Stegner Report of the IJNR. "When you care about education, you’re not accused of being pro-education or pro-children. But when you care about the environment, you become a lightning rod." He tells the story of the Boulder-White Clouds on PBS NewsHour

 He writes about trout and salmon in the Fly Fisher's Guide to Idaho.

Greater Yellowstone is one of his passions and he covered the The 1988 Fires In Writers on the Range, Rocky talks about wolves in the West.

Read an excerpt  of Scorched Earth published on Google  

For more information on, or to hire Rocky write, call, or e-mail Rocky at: Rocky Barker, 2875 Harmony, Boise, ID 83706 1-(208)-363-0259

© Rocky Barker 2019

Rocky's bio

Take our wolves, please

A trip to Kamchatka

Crossing the ideological divide

John Perry Barlow

The long life of an Idaho wolf

Rainforests of Moloka'i

Northwest Experience, now Rocky’s consulting firm, started as a guide service in Wisconsin in 1977 when Rocky was the Northwest Field Editor of Wisconsin Sportsman Magazine. He had Walt Bresette, an artist and Chippewa activist draw his logo. Walt died in 1999 after helping found the Green Party. Rocky kept the logo and the name now that he lives and loves the Pacific Northwest.