IJNR is proud to announce the winners of our first-ever Frank Allen Field Reporting Award. 

In our inaugural effort to help journalists get out in the field to report on important stories about resource use, development, energy production and conservation, we received nearly 40 outstanding submissions from across North America and beyond. After much deliberation, the six members of our selection committee chose the following proposals to receive awards: 

Laura Paskus
Freelance Journalist,
(Santa Fe Reporter, KUNM, Al Jazeera America)
New Mexico

Topic: Diminishing water supplies threaten endangered fish recovery

Robert McClure
Co-founder & Executive Director,

Topic: The environmental and economic costs of floodplain development in the Pacific Northwest

Ben Goldfarb
Editorial Intern,
High Country News

Geoff Giller
Editorial Intern,
Scientific American
New York

Topic: The far-reaching implications of Yellowstone's invasive fish

Emma Marris
Freelance journalist,
(Nature, Discover, New York Times)

Topic: Using interactions between humans and wolves to explore the concept of wildness in the 21st century. 

Sammy Fretwell
Environment Reporter,
The State
South Carolina

Topic:  Western gold mining communities, local reaction and environmental impacts.

Lindsey Hoshaw
Coordinating Producer,

Topic:  Rare sea snail may hold the key to successful cancer vaccines

Congratulations to our awardees, and a sincere thank-you to everyone who submitted proposals. We were truly impressed by the scope and quality of the submissions we received, and we hope to be able to fund many more of these worthy projects in the future. 

Want to help more journalists get out into the field in the future? Please consider making a donation to IJNR today! 


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