Stephen Trimble

Steve grew up with a well-nourished sense of wonder. After a liberal arts education at Colorado College, he worked as a park ranger in Colorado and Utah, earned a master’s degree in ecology at the University of Arizona, and served as director of the Museum of Northern Arizona Press. For five years he lived near San Ildefonso Pueblo in northern New Mexico, the home base for his projects in Southwest Indian Country. He has worked as a freelance writer and photographer since 1981. A 35th-anniversary update of his book, The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin, will be published next year.


A terrible dilemma faces the Great Basin

By Stephen Trimble

The long drive between Salt Lake City, Utah and Reno, Nevada on Interstate 80 feels endless, the landscape timeless. But…

Toquima Range from Monitor Valley, Nevada, Steve Trimble photo


The problem that just won’t go away

By Stephen Trimble

When I read the Salt Lake Tribune editorial on July 2, my heart sank. A Utah man with severe mental…

Ante Samarzija via Unsplash


It’s do or die for the Great Salt Lake

By Stephen Trimble

Last November, the Great Salt Lake, iconic landmark of the Great Basin Desert, fell to its lowest surface elevation ever…

Antelope Island Looking Over Great Salt Lake, photo courtesy of Michael Shoemaker


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