The workhorse at Western Perspective Press is Writer, Editor and Photographer Greg Stahl, who has focused his communications and public relations work on the politics, people, businesses and wild country of the Rocky Mountain West for more than 20 years. Since 2012 he has demonstrated his versatility by working as a Copywriter and Editor on projects for corporate businesses including a Boise-based investment firm, two real estate developers, a business coach, two law firms, several nonprofit organizations and others. He works concurrently as a Freelance Journalist and has written magazine features about refugee resettlement, ski resort business, trends in higher education and whitewater recreation. He was recently recognized by the Idaho Press Club in 2017 for the state’s best serious feature story of the year.
More of Stahl’s work history:
From 2008 to 2018 Stahl worked as Communications and Research Director at the Boise-based conservation group, Idaho Rivers United. In addition to communications tasks like writing and distributing news, writing and editing proposals and building a new company website, Stahl was at the center of policy issues including endangered salmon recovery, in-stream water rights, Wild and Scenic river campaigns and water-wise education efforts. Since 2016, he also chaired a Boise-based coalition of five organizations working on salmon recovery in Idaho and was a frequent public speaker, including two appearances in 2017 and 2018 giving kick-off speeches to incoming classes at Leadership Boise.
An avid whitewater kayaker with more than 20 seasons of experience, Stahl is Author of Paddling Idaho, a 260-page Falcon Guides guidebook that includes detailed descriptions of Idaho’s rivers and streams, including beautiful color photographs of many of the state’s celebrated rivers.
From July 2009 to September 2010 Stahl worked as Senior Editor at Sun Valley Magazine, a four-times-per-year glossy out of Hailey, Idaho.
In 2005, Stahl was selected as a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he concentrated his studies in CU’s School of Law and completed courses in water law, public land law and natural resources law. During the fellowship Stahl collected interviews and research on the evolving West as viewed through the lens of policy initiatives and personalities. He plans to publish his work as an examination of varying perspectives about sense of place in the western U.S.
From 1998 to 2008, Stahl worked as Senior Reporter and, later, Assistant Editor at the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper in Ketchum, Idaho, where he wrote about an array of public land issues in addition to covering local and state government. His co-authored series examining trends in western wilderness designation won the 2004 National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in the investigative reporting category. Another co-authored series examining western resort-town growth earned second place recognition in the same category in 2005. He has been recognized with more than 50 awards for his reporting and writing as a journalist.
Photography for Stahl is more hobby than profession, but he has showed his work at several galleries and charitable events and plans to participate in more shows as his skill behind the lens evolves and as his body of work grows. His preferred subject matter includes the inspiring wide-open vistas and compelling details of the West’s wild country and the people who call those wide open spaces their home.