June 20, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Hunt (208) 406-9106
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Three Trout Unlimited (TU) field staffers were recognized for their conservation writing at the 79th annual convention of the Outdoor Writers Association of America this week.
Dave Stalling, a field coordinator based in Missoula, Mont., collected two second-place awards for his stories “Frozen Solitude,” and “Angling for the Front,” which appeared in Big Sky Magazine in 2005.
Tom Reed, TU field coordinator based in Bozeman, Mont., received a first-place award for his story, “The Free and Wild Life,” which ran in Wyoming Wildlife News in November 2005. Reed also received a second-place award for his piece, “How to get Your Elk,” which appeared in Wyoming Wildlife News in September 2005.
Riggins, Idaho-based field coordinator Scott Stouder received a second-place award for “River of No More Salmon,” which appeared in IWLA Population in spring 2005.
All three field coordinators work for TU’s Public Lands Initiative, which focuses its efforts on roadless backcountry protection, responsible oil and gas development and abandoned mine reclamation efforts.