Michael Forsberg Commended By The Nebraska State Legislature

Opening spread of Michael Forsberg's article

Opening spread of Michael Forsberg’s article “Wildlife of the Great Plains” featured in the April 2016 issue of Outdoor Photographer. Photo by Michael Forsberg.

Conservation photographer and OP contributor Michael Forsberg was formally commended today by the Nebraska State Legislature for his wildlife photography, and specifically for his article “Wildlife of the Great Plains” featured in our April 2016 issue.

Legislative Resolution 627, introduced last week by Senator Galen Hadley, and adopted this morning by the legislature, also recognizes Joel Sartore for his Photo Ark project with the National Geographic Society.

“The Legislature applauds and commends both of these supremely talented individuals and encourages both to continue to dedicate their efforts to documenting and conserving our natural resources.”

Read the full text of LR627 (PDF) at the Nebraska Legislature website.

We couldn’t be happier to congratulate Forsberg and Sartore!

Wes is the editorial director of Outdoor Photographer. He joined the publication's staff in 1998.

His interest in photography began as a fascination with his dad's Canon AE-1 when he was a kid, and grew into a more serious occupation in college when he switched majors from communications to fine art. He graduated with a degree in photography from the University of California at Santa Cruz.