Cat Urbigkit is an author and photographer based in Wyoming. In addition to her career as a newspaper reporter, Urbigkit became a full-time book author in 2005. She’s been a devoted reader, writer, and library user since she was in third grade. Cat continues to write books and report for various news outlets. The author lives on a working sheep ranch in western Wyoming with her family and her livestock guardian animals, including guardian dogs and burros. Urbigkit shares the beauty of rural life through her nonfiction books for children. Her books have received honors from the International Reading Association, Junior Library Guild, National Science Teachers Association, Society of School Librarians International, and numerous state reading associations. In her nonfiction books for adults, Urbigkit often writes about big predators, and life on western rangelands shared by these species. Cat writes a weekly Range Writing column for Cowboy State Daily, focused on natural resource issues in the American West. Her photographs of ranch life and wildlife appear in numerous books and magazines, and her Facebook posts are popular. Urbigkit is the co-owner and editor of The Shepherd magazine, and enjoys traveling the world learning about pastoral cultures. For more information, or to arrange a book signing or speaking engagement, please contact Cat directly. Scroll to bottom of page for contact information.
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Watch a 2013 Wyoming PBS program featuring Cat Urbigkit below, followed by a 2019 Wyoming PBS program featuring Urbigkit and livestock guardian dogs.