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.

White Sands Nat'l Park - Late afternoon sun tints the gypsum sands in pastel colors.
White Sands National Park – Late afternoon sun tints the gypsum sands in pastel colors. © Wiliam Horton
  • Plans for conference 2021 are underway — mark your calendars for September 26-29 in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
  • Participate in our annual contest — The deadline is Monday 28 June 2021.
  • Meet some of our members — see what we’re up to.

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

2020 2nd Place
Photo Award Winners

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Recent news

Conference 2021 in Alamogordo, NM!

No one really knows what 2021 will bring, but with the increasing availability of Covid vaccines and progress on treatments, let’s be optimistic and plan a conference. So, mark your calendars for September 26-29, that’s Sunday through Wednesday, in Alamogordo, New Mexico


Goodbye 2020 and WELCOME 2021!

By President Virginia Staat

Well, that was one crazy experience! I’m certain I’m not the only one who is excited that we finally made it past 2020. We all deserve kudos just for surviving it. I’m anxious to start a new year with new adventures, connections, and possibilities, including exciting things for RMOWP.


Happiness and the Great Backyard Bird Count

By Virginia Parker Staat

“I don’t feed the birds because they need me;
I feed the birds because I need them.”
~ Kathi Hutton

bird collage
Backyard Birds © Virginia Staat