Florence Rose Krall Shepard is a Professor Emerita at the University of Utah. She was raised on a sheep ranch by Italian-American parents in Southwestern Wyoming and attended one-room and mining-camp schools. She went on to earn degrees in zoology, biology, and education and taught high school biology and environmental, educational, and feminist studies at the university.
In 1985 she met and married Paul Shepard. Since his death in 1996, she has spent half of each year in their cabin in the Hoback Basin of Wyoming and winters in Salt Lake City. She is the proud matriarch of four children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her books include Sometimes Creek and Ecotone. Following Paul’s death, she edited and published his last books: Coming Home to the Pleistocene, Encounters with Nature, and Where We Belong.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Minding the Animal
A response to “Does hunting make us human?”
- Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins
This book by Florence Krall Shepard is a personal history of place.
Photo credit: Kathryn Ann Morton.