About the Book

Save the Last DanceA new book by award-winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong, and noted outdoor writer, Joel M. Vance, strives to rescue grassland grouse from the brink of extinction by showing the world what it stands to lose if these species are allowed to disappear forever.

This 204-page hardbound book, Save the Last Dance – A Story of North American Grassland Grouse, captures the dazzling beauty of seven grouse species whose populations are diminishing across the prairies and plains of America – and one species that has already lost its battle for survival.

Fortunately, many conservation groups have championed the cause of grassland grouse.

But will it be too little, too late?

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Rave comments from experts around the country

It is an honor to receive great remarks from these inspiring people around the country.

  • Jim Brandenburg, International Award-Winning Nature Photographer
  • George Archibald, Co-Founder (International Crane Foundation)
  • Christopher Cokinos, Author of Hope is the Thing with Feathers
  • John Nuhn, Photo Director (National Wildlife Magazine)
  • Chuck Hagner, Editor (BirdWatching Magazine)


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One of the most impressive wildlife displays in North America

The dance of North American grassland grouse, from the impressive courtship of prairie-chickens to the bizarre behaviors of sage-grouse, are known to nature lovers as one of the most impressive wildlife displays in North America.

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Award-winning nature and wildlife photographer

Noppadol Paothong, Missouri Dept of Conservation Photographer

Noppadol Paothong is a nature/conservation photographer and has been focusing on documenting rare and endangered species. For over a decade, he has worked primarily on grassland grouse and their fragile habitat.

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