Deborah Richie Communications



Writing about our place in the natural world comes naturally. My most powerful early influences in my work came from my conservationist father and living in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Washington. Today, I write from Missoula, Montana -- in the shadow of Mt. Jumbo.

I strive to engage,  provoke interest, and  accurately write the story. For more than 20 years, I’ve penned articles, interpretive exhibits, websites, brochures, fact sheets, press releases, radio PSAs, reports and books. My degrees in biology and journalism combined with a wealth of experience give my clients the assurance that I can tackle complex subjects.

My children’s books, Bird Feats of Montana and

Bug Feats of Montana , combine colorful photos and illustrations with text that invites readers of all ages to step outdoors and explore nature.


            Member since 1990:

              National Association for





Interpreting Nature....Inspiring People to Care

Deborah Richie

2805 Highland Drive

Missoula, MT 59802

Landline: (406) 721-6609

Cell: (406) 370-7556

Recent Writing:

I’m writing for the Sage Grouse Initiative- website/Facebook/ and more.

Sun Valley Magazine Blog

Belted Kingfisher

Mysteries of the kingfisher's belt - BirdWatching Magazine.pdf

Research View- June 2012

A Scientific Marriage

Research View-March. 2012 - read my lead article on green chemistry, and another on prayer in the civil rights era

Vision Magazine -  wrote 3 articles (earthquakes, plants, bacteria in bugs)

Wild Prairie Dancers 

Vision magazine

Deborah Richie

Natural History Writer