For the second year in a row, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Montana Outdoors has been named the number one state conservation magazine in the country by a national organization of conservation communicators.
Montana Outdoors won first place in the magazine category at the annual Association for Conservation Information awards ceremony held in Orlando, Fla. on July 20. The Montana FWP publication tied for first place in the ACI’s 2005 competition.
Montana Outdoors also won a third place award in the fisheries article category for “Who Gets the Water?” written by FWP regional information and education officer Andrew McKean, Glasgow, about the controversy over water releases on Missouri River reservoirs. And the magazine took third place in the parks article category for “Gushing Over Giant Springs,” a piece by FWP regional information and education officer Bruce Auchly, Great Falls, that profiled Giant Springs State Parks.
In addition, Montana FWP won a special recognition award for a news video on hunting dogs produced by audio-video specialist Winston Greely, and a third place award in the color publication category for a Lewis and Clark placemat produced by the department’s Parks Division.
Formed in 1938, the ACI is a nonprofit organization of communications for state, federal, and Canadian conservation agencies and private groups.