Montana Naturalist Magazine

Montana Naturalist is a full-color, 28-page, educational magazine published two times a year (spring equinox and fall equinox) by the Montana Natural History Center and distributed free to members, school groups, and the community at large. Along with a calendar of events and MNHC news, the magazine contains feature articles about the flora and fauna of Montana, their ecology, habitats, and conservation issues. There are also short articles about Montana people and organizations engaged in nature education/conservation, space for photography and creative writing, and a Get Outside Guide aimed at younger readers and families.

Much of the content for Montana Naturalist is generated by MNHC staff, but we welcome (and, in fact, depend on) contributions from the community. If you have an idea or a piece of writing, artwork, or photography that you would like us to consider, please email it to Allison De Jong, Editor, at adejong [at] MontanaNaturalist [dot] org. Our feature pieces typically range from 500-2000 words (no submissions over 2000 words, please). We kindly ask that you read a few issues of Montana Naturalist before approaching us with manuscripts or queries. Email submissions are preferred, but if you need to mail a hard copy, please send to:

Allison De Jong
Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT  59801

No material printed in the Montana Naturalist may be reproduced without the written permission of the Montana Natural History Center.

Questions or comments? 
Please contact Allison De Jong, Editor, at adejong [at] MontanaNaturalist [dot] org or call 406.327.0405.

Interested in subscribing? 
If you enjoy the articles and photos in Montana Naturalist, you can help us continue to celebrate Montana’s natural heritage by becoming a subscriber. Subscriptions are $10/year; subscribe here. Your donation will go directly to supporting the costs of producing the magazine. Thank you!

Business owners: Advertising in Montana Naturalist is a great way to support the Montana Natural History Center and its mission to promote the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. Advertisers also receive recognition in our visitor center and a link on our website. For current ad rates and specifications, please click here or email adejong [at] MontanaNaturalist [dot] org.

Back Issues

Montana Naturalist Spring 2004Montana Naturalist Fall 2004Montana Naturalist Winter 2004-2005
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2005Montana Naturalist Fall 2005Montana Naturalist Winter 2005-2006
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2006Montana Naturalist Fall 2006Montana Naturalist Winter 2006-2007
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Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2007Montana Naturalist Fall 2007Montana Naturalist Winter 2007-2008
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Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2009Montana Naturalist Fall 2009Montana Naturalist Winter 2009-2010
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2010Montana Naturalist Fall 2010Montana Naturalist Winter 2010-2011
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2011Montana Naturalist Fall 2011Montana Naturalist Winter 2011-2012
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2012Montana Naturalist Fall 2012Montana Naturalist Winter 2012-2013
Spring 13 cover
Fall 13 cover
Winter 13-14 cover
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2013 Montana Naturalist Fall 2013Montana Naturalist Winter 2013-2014
Spring 14 cover
Montana Naturalist Fall 2014
Winter 14-15 cover
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2014Montana Naturalist Fall 2014Montana Naturalist Winter 2014-2015
Winter 15-16 cover
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2015Montana Naturalist Fall 2015Montana Naturalist Winter 2015-2016
Fall 16 cover
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2016Montana Naturalist Fall 2016Montana Naturalist Winter 2016-2017
Montana Naturalist spring-summer 2017 cover
Montana Naturalist winter 2017-2018 cover shot: glacier national park at night
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2017Montana Naturalist Fall 2017
Spring-Summer 2018 Montana Naturalist magazine cover
Montana Naturalist magazine Fall 2018 issue cover
cover of winter 2018-2019 issue of Montana Naturalist magazine - a  northern pygmy owl in a wintry cottonwood tree
Montana Naturalist Spring/Summer 2018Montana Naturalist Fall 2018Montana Naturalist Winter 2018-2019
Spring-Summer 2019 Montana Naturalist magazine cover
Montana Naturalist magazine Fall-Winter 2019 issue cover
Bullocks Oriole in tree at National Bison Range
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Fall/Winter 2020