In the fall of 1979, millions of some of the most beautiful acres in the world were under threat. The political heat surrounding the environmental controversy prompted then Senator Frank Church to wear a bullet proof vest to public hearings. This is Ralph Maughan's personal story of the courageous creation of the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness.Dr. Ralph Maughan is a thinker and activist in environmental politics. Though born and raised in Utah and Idaho, he somehow escaped indoctrination in the mythology of the agricultural elites of the West what he calls, cowboy crap. He and his wife Jackie have authored and coauthored many books on the outdoors. Ralph founded several environmental organizations and held offices in many more. Since 2006, he has been webmaster of the popular site, Wildlife News and is co-author of Hiking Idaho: A Guide To The State's Greatest Hiking Adventures, Globe Pequot Press.