Bill Monroe wins Enos Bradner Award
Former OWAA president Bill Monroe is the recipient of the Northwest Outdoor Writer’s Association’s highest honor, the Enos Bradner Award, named in honor of one of the NOWA’s founding fathers.
Monroe finished his degree in journalism after a Vietnam-era tour of duty in the U.S. Navy. He began his career at a newspaper in 1973 and earned a reputation as an aggressive, take-no-prisoners reporter. Monroe spent the better part of his outdoor writing career as the outdoors editor of Oregon’s largest newspaper, The Oregonian, where he kept his readers up-to-date on the state’s hunting, fishing and natural resource stories and events. In 1984, Monroe joined the OWAA and served as its president in 2001-2002. He is a life member.
In December 2007, Monroe retired from his job as The Oregonian’s outdoor editor, but continues his work as a prolific freelance writer, conservation advocate and master story teller. ◊
Nature Conservancy seeks donations to protect grasslands
The Nature Conservancy is seeking donations to help protect grasslands worldwide, ranging from the western U.S. to the savannahs of eastern and southern Africa. Donations help the conservancy establish new preserves, maintain existing preserves and educate affected parties in responsible grassland practices. http://www.nature.org/earth/grasslands. ◊