In the beginning …

Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is a regional 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.

1979 Board of Directors
1979 Board of Directors
front row: Marge Staley, Ken Heuser, Dorie McKenna, Fred Patton, Jay Warburton (on table)
back row: Len Bouche, Al Mullen, Harper Simms, Gregg Chancellor, Jay Fullinwider

Our purpose

We are an association of professionals and avid amateurs, published and not yet published.

We are writers, photographers, artists, cinematographers, radio and TV producers, videographers, editors and publishers, and other outdoor enthusiasts, all with an abiding interest in nature and a goal of improving our craft.

We spread the news about the magnificent Rocky Mountain scene through words and images, while stressing the need for stewardship and enhancement of the natural environment as well as enjoyment of the outdoor experience.

Our Members

To get a sense of who some of us are, visit our Member Page and click on some links.


RMOWP, Inc. is a 501 (c)(6) organization, with members from around the country. Our by-laws are available here.

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