John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism

The John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism is given to a journalist whose work incorporates forest or conservation history in an article or series of articles published in North America that relate to environmental issues. John M. Collier, a longtime journalist who covered the forest industry, represented the best of the profession with thorough research, solid interpretation, and clear writing throughout his career. The award seeks to honor his work and memory by recognizing journalists who carry on his tradition of excellence.


The Collier Award is open to any newspaper or general circulation magazine (including online-only publications), or professional or freelance journalist in North America. An original printed piece (photocopies are acceptable) or an electronic version of the nominated article(s) from 2017 publications must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2018. Author, publisher, and date of article must be included. Authors, editors, and the general public are welcome to send any article that fits the award criteria to the Forest History Society. Hard copy versions may be sent to Andrea Anderson at 701 William Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC, 27701, and electronic submissions to:


The winning article will receive a $1,000 prize along with the option to either visit the Forest History Society Library and Archives or arrange for the presentation of the award plaque at a mutually agreed upon meeting or convention.