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FWP Wins National Communication Awards

The Association for Conservation Information awarded Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks top honors in two communications categories at the organization’s annual awards ceremony held in Lake Tahoe, Nev., on July 27.

FWP took first place in: Magazine: Montana Outdoors How-To/Instructional Video category, FWP took first place for “Dabblers vs. Divers,” which explains how to tell the difference between these two classifications of ducks FWP took second place in: Magazine Article: Destination, Historical or Cultural category: “A Place of Prominence,” a profile of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Internal Communication: FWP Language Style Guide FWP earned third place in: Graphics Logo/Illustration: #DON’TFEEDTHEBEARS sticker Magazine Article: Destination, Historical or Cultural category: “The Lower Yellowstone’s Untapped Potential,” on efforts to revitalize recreation on southeastern Montana’s largest river Magazine Article: Wildlife: “Leave It to Beavers,” on how the industrious rodents help conserve water for fish, wildlife, and agriculture.

Social Media Presence for Facebook and Instagram postings Conservation Post of the Year: Adventures of Miffy at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park Formed in 1938, the ACI is a nonprofit organization of communicators working for state, federal, and private conservation agencies and organizations.

In vying for the honors, FWP’s staff competes against states across the country.

“FWP made a strong showing competing against much larger conservation agencies in other states,” said Greg Lemon, FWP’s communication and education division administrator. “It shows the quality of the communication and education staff this department has attracted and the high caliber of work they produce to explain what FWP does and why that work is important to Montana.”

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