Tom Martens wins two first place and one second place in award in the OWAC’s annual Excellence in Craft Awards for 2020.

Best Outdoor News Article first place for

“The Good Fight: Dam Removal” California Fly Fisher Magazine

Best Outdoor Feature Article first place for

“The Good Fight: Trout Regulations” California Fly Fisher Magazine

Best Outdoor Column second place for

“The Good Fight: Politics of Fishing” California Fly Fisher Magazine

See the official press release and full results here.

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Tom Martens

Tom Martens has worked as a reporter, columnist, photographer and editor for newspapers and magazines for more than 15 years. He is an award winning outdoor writer for stories that have appeared in newspapers, including the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wisconsin, Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek California, Green Bay Press Gazette, the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Oregon and the Tahoe World in Tahoe City, California. He writes a regular column on conservation issues for the California Fly Fisher magazine, where he serves as Editor at Large. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration Degree from the University of San Francisco where he was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at USF’s Institute for Nonprofit and Organization Management. He lives in Davis, California.


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