Wild Wyo Blog
Wildland advocates in Wyoming lost a long-time supporter on March 19th when Martha Christensen passed away in Madison, Wisconsin. She was 85 and had been a professor at the University of Wyoming for 26 years. WWA Governing Council member Dennis Knight noted, "Martha was an avid outdoors person, backpacking into wilderness areas at every opportunity. She was admired for her tenacity in evaluating the decisions of public land managers. In her many letters to the editor she asked for the protection of those few roadless areas that remain in our national forests.”
For many years Martha worked with WWA founder, and current Governing Council member, Bart Koehler, and later WWA Executive Director Liz Howell, and she was featured in two chapters of WWA’s book, Ahead of Their Time: Wyoming Voices for Wilderness. Copies of this book are available from our Sheridan office. An obituary for Martha can be accessed at http://uwbotany.blogspot.com.