Montana Naturalist is a full-color, 24-page, educational magazine published three times a year (mid-April, late August, and mid-December) 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.
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