New York State Outdoor Writers Association

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association, Inc. was formed in 1967 to improve the art and media of expression relative to the out-of-doors and its enjoyment; to keep the public informed on matters relating to the earth’s natural resources, such as proper management, conservation, use and restoration thereof; to encourage the highest standard of ethics in the use of these resources, to weld into every members character a sense of independence to the end that the flow of their expression on topical matters of interest in the sphere of environmental con- servation is without regard to fear of penalty, or favor, either from this associa- tion, or any other organization, or governmental unit; to promote integrity in its members, while permitting the freest development of their art; and to work for the intellectual, moral, and literary advancement of all members.