Welcome to the home of Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers!

Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is an organization of professional and aspiring communicators, dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Through writing, photography, broadcast media, and artistic expression, members provide information about the recreational and natural resources found in the Rocky Mountain West. Become a part of our creative community.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl © Dan Bernskoetter
  • Golden, Colorado has been chosen as the location for conference 2022, Sunday-Wednesday June 26-29, with post-conference field trips on Thursday the 30th.
  • Participate in our annual contest. This year’s deadline for submissions has past. Winners will be announced at the upcoming conference.
  • Meet some of our members — see what we’re up to.

We need your inspiration, participation, and support. YOU are the organization!

2021 3rd Place
Photo Award Winners

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Recent news

Two New Members

Two new members have joined RMOWP’s ranks: Buddy Green from Wyoming and Janis Lindsey Huggins from Colorado. We welcome them!


News from Member Michael Salomone

Vail, Colorado, member Michael Salomone has been busy. Among his projects were as a guest on an Upland Nation podcast with Scott Linden, where he talked about hunting “Blue” Grouse as well as a recent writing award he received for his Upland Almanac magazine article on Blues published last November. See www.uplandnation.com/e/bird-hunting-advice-from-a-fly-fishing-guide-who-knows-blue-grouse-tips-why-we-hunt-win-a-vest/


What’s Up in that Tree?

Text and photo by Steve Cochrane

porcupine in tree
Porcupine sitting in the upper branches of a tree. © Steve Cochrane

Who knew porcupines climbed trees? This is the normal response when I take clients to view and photograph porcupines.