|Born||June 21, 1946|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Died||November 4, 2004 (aged 58)|
Bluff, Utah, U.S.
|Alma mater||Goucher College (BFA)|
University of Montana M.A.)
|Relatives||Colin Meloy (nephew)|
Maile Meloy (niece)
She was born Ellen Louise Ditzler in Pasadena, California. She graduated from Goucher College with a degree in art, and from the University of Montana with a master's degree in environmental studies. She married her husband Mark Meloy, a river ranger, in 1985. Her nephew is the musician and writer Colin Meloy and her niece is the writer Maile Meloy.
- 1997 Whiting Award
- 2003 Pulitzer Prize nomination for The Anthropology of Turquoise Meditations on Landscape, Art & Spirit (2003)
- 2007 John Burroughs Medal Award 
- "GROUND ZERO", Salon, February, 24, 1999
- Meloy, Ellen (1994). Raven's Exile: A Season on the Green River. H. Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-2497-5.
- —— (2001). The Last Cheater's Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-2153-1.
- —— (2002). The anthropology of turquoise: meditations on landscape, art, and spirit. Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-375-40885-4.
- —— (2005). Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-375-42216-4.
- Hunter, Christopher J. (1991). Tom Palmer (ed.). Better trout habitat: a guide to stream restoration and management. Illustrated by ––. Island Press. ISBN 978-0-933280-77-9.
- —— (2004). Foreword. Sandstone seduction: rivers and lovers, canyons and friends. By Lee, Katie. Big Earth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-55566-338-4.
- Bill McKibben, ed. (2008). American Earth: environmental writing since Thoreau. Literary Classics of the United States. ISBN 978-1-59853-020-9.
- —— (2007). "Think not of a Tectonic Plate but of a Sumptuous Feast". In Susan Wittig Albert; Susan Hanson (eds.). What wildness is this: women write about the Southwest. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71630-8.
- William Kittredge; John Smart, eds. (1988). Montana spaces: essays and photographs in celebration of Montana. Photography by John Smart. Nick Lyons Books. ISBN 978-1-55821-000-4.
- American Nature Writing: 2000, the volume was devoted to emerging women writers and was edited by John A. Murray, published by Oregon State University Press: Corvallis.
- "Of Note: Ellen Meloy Author". The Washington Post. November 13, 2004. p. B06.
- "Remembering Ellen Meloy", High Desert Journal, April 2005, Elizabeth Grossman Archived 2009-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
- "Desert Writers Award". Poets & Writers. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
- "Newsletter" (PDF). research.amnh.org.
- Ellen Meloy Official website
- Profile at The Whiting Foundation
- VERLYN KLINKENBORG (November 11, 2004). "APPRECIATIONS: Ellen Meloy". The New York Times.
- "Ellen Meloy's Deep Nomadology", rhizomes.13 Dianne Chisholm, fall 2006
- "The Art of Ecological Thinking: Literary Ecology", "ISLE 18.3" Dianne Chisholm, fall 2011
- Chisholm, Dianne. “Biophilia, Creative Involution, and the Ecological Future of Queer Desire.” In Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, and Desire. Eds. Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson. Indiana University Press. 359–81.