An article on the Buffalo Trace Trail won in its category. The honors were for 2018, and the tradition of excellence continues through 2019. Subscribe and see excerpts from the most recent issue. Read more information about the award and ACI.
State Fair attendees can get a special deal on Outdoor Indiana subscriptions for themselves, friends and family. Simply buy a subscription at Mother Nature’s Mercantile at the Natural Resources Building and you will be handed the current July/August issue. Your one- or two-year subscription will start with the September/October issue, so you will be getting one issue free.
ACI (aci-net.org) is a non-profit organization of natural resources communicators. Members represent State, federal and Canadian wildlife conservation, parks and natural resource agencies, as well as private conservation organizations. The ACI annual awards contest recognizes work published during the previous calendar year (2018). First place this year went to South Carolina’s magazine. Last year, for its 2017 issues, Outdoor Indiana placed third, behind Montana and Texas.
The Indiana DNR submitted two issues from 2018, March/April and July/August. Members of the Division of Communications produce the bulk of the content. The staff for the issues submitted included Tara M.Wolf, editor; Marty Benson, managing editor; Erin Hiatt, graphic designer; Frank Oliver, photo editor; John Maxwell, photographer/writer; Jessica Sparger, business manager; and Amy L. Guyer, subscriptions manager, as well as former senior writer Nick Werner, who left the DNR last August.
Each issue also includes contributors from other DNR divisions. These contributors for the two issues submitted were DNR director Cameron Clark; Roger Hedge, Rich Dunbar and Teresa Clark, Nature Preserves; Megan Abraham, Entomology & Plant Pathology; Phil Marshall, Forestry; Brian Breidert (retired) and Craig Jansen, Fish & Wildlife; and Brad Kessons and Mariah Mobley, State Parks.
Non-DNR contributors included George Ironstrack and Cameron Shriver of the Myaamia Center at Miami University (Ohio), who co-write a feature article for the July/August issue. Reader photo contributors were Mark Randall, Fishers; Lisa Judge, Lafayette; Marilou Parsons, Lawrence County; and Richard Hammer, Frankfort.
Werner earned first place in the “Magazine Destination, Historical or Cultural Article” category for his article “Retracing the Buffalo Trace,” which ran in the July/August issue. Hiatt did the design. Maxwell and Oliver did the photography, and Benson did the editing.
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To view all DNR news releases, please see www.dnr.IN.gov.