Sarah Walker is a natural history writer who has lived along the Lewis and Clark trail in Idaho for the past 25 years. She writes a monthly nature column for the Moscow Community News (Moscow, ID) and articles for Bird Notes (Canyon Birders of Lewiston, ID), and served as editor for Sage Notes, newsletter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, from 1995-2000.
From 1986 to 2000 she worked on the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho as Lead Wilderness Ranger in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, and before her retirement in 2002 she served as Forest Botanist.
As a wilderness ranger Sarah spent many years in the backcountry introducing visitors to the importance of light-on-the-land camping practices. In communities adjacent to the wilderness she taught local elementary students about low-impact camping skills, natural resource conservation, and American wilderness history.
Sarah received a BA in European History from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1969, and later studied Ecology and Life Sciences at the University of Montana. During her Forest Service career she received training in botany, silviculture, bryology, wetland ecology, and conservation education.
She joined the crew of writers for Discovering Lewis & Clark® in the fall of 2003 as a contributor to "Views from K'useyneisskit: Issues, Values and Visions in the Bitterroot Mountains."