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Updated Grass Field Guide Available

October 14, 2014

Out of print for nearly two years, the revised “A Field Guide to Wyoming Grasses” is back on bookshelves.

Retired University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Professor Quentin Skinner created a more user-friendly version by making scientific names easier to find and updated format inconsistencies on nearly all of the 608 full-color pages.

Longtime proponents of UW’s Range Club, Skinner and his wife, Arlene, have directed all proceeds of this latest version toward club members.

“Arlene and I have always believed it was an important part of our education at UW and should be for theirs,” Skinner says. “Selling this book, gaining the experience of marketing a product and using the proceeds to attend state, regional and national meetings is but one small way we could help them become successful as managers of people, rangeland, livestock and wildlife.”

Skinner says the book is a great resource for managers of natural resources, both public and private.

“It is but a field guide but serves the user on the ground very well,” he says. “It will always be a popular and valuable source and tool for those interested in grasses of Wyoming and the western U.S.”

Hard copies may be purchased for $55 plus $5 shipping by contacting Dee Bixby at or (307) 766-2115.

An online order form can be found by going to and clicking “Publications” in the left-hand column, type RJ-215 in the search field, click on the title and then “Request Copy.”

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