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We’re more than just writers. We’re broadcasters, photographers, outdoor industry and more. And there’s one thing we all have in common: We’re passionate about the outdoors.

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Your Voice of the Outdoors

When a proposed directive by the U.S. Forest Service threatened access for outdoor communicators to designated wilderness areas, OWAA sprang into action, advocating on behalf of our membership and all outdoor journalists. We saw it as a threat to our members, and an attack on our First Amendment rights.

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Statement by the Outdoor Writers Association of America on the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed directive for commercial filming in wilderness

The Outdoor Writers Association of America today strongly criticized a U.S. Forest Service proposal that would require media outlets to pay for special-use permits before they film or take photos in federally designated wilderness areas, thereby severely hampering researching and reporting abilities by the media.

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What can OWAA do for you?

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S BLOG – It is the middle of August and a reasonably quiet time here at OWAA. I took a break and spent some quiet time assessing the first half of the year and thinking about the future and realized I could use your help.

2014 Norm Stung Youth Writing Awards contest winners announced

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded 12 Norm Strung Youth Writing Award prizes totaling $1,700, sponsored by the Safari Club International Foundation. The annual contest has categories for poetry and prose in two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12), and entries must be outdoors oriented and previously published in a […]

OWAA searching for 2017 conference host location

Bring outdoor media to your city in 2017! MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) has opened its 2017 conference bid process. With a goal to host its annual conference in a different part of the country every year, OWAA is focusing on the Midwest, Southwest or East regions for the 2017 conference, […]

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