I am a freelance writer based in Bend, Oregon. I write about the natural world in a myriad of ways, from this personal blog to magazine articles, interpretive panels, blogs, media, reports, websites, and books. I’m also seeking a publisher for my book-length manuscript featuring the belted kingfisher and my naturalist journeys pursuing the halcyon bird.
Contact me at email@example.com. Phone: (406)370-7556, Twitter: @kingfisherquest
2019 highlights to date:
- First place media award for the Oregon Islands NWR wayside exhibits (I was the writer and project manager).
- Blogging for National Wildlife Federation.
- Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences Tree Canopy Walk: 10 interpretive panels. View them here.
- A.T. Journeys magazine : Wild East Time Travel
- A.T. Journeys magazine- The Wild Skyway
- Writer for the 34-page Million Pollinator Garden Meets its Mark publication, released in February, 2019.
- Two pieces accepted for upcoming publication! Birdwatching Magazine to publish a full-length feature on the Big Bald Banding Station in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and Post Road Magazine to publish an excerpt from my kingfisher manuscript.
- May 14: Published a blog about a junco rescue in Center For Humans and Nature
From 2016-2018, I led a project and wrote text for 66 interpretive signs with a focus on seabirds for the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 24 locations along the Oregon coast, mostly within Oregon State Parks. Download my portfolio.
From 2016 to 2017, I wrote about bird-friendly yards for Audubon and for Birdwatching Magazine, and continue to have a passion for that subject. The year of 2015-2016 marked my gypsy naturalist explorations, living out of my truck/camper that initiated this blog that I continue to enjoy writing.
From 2011 to 2015, I served as communications director for the Sage Grouse Initiative.
Last but not least, I’m proud to serve as president of the Board of Directors for Greater Hells Canyon Council.
SAMPLE MORE OF MY WORK HERE AND ON THE NEWS PAGE. (Note that some of my work appears under my given name of Deborah Richie)
Montana Arboretum interpretive panels (with designer Maja Smith).