PRATT – Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine, a bimonthly publication of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), will be managed by a female editor for the first time in the magazine’s 76-year history. Current KDWPT employee Nadia Reimer, who was promoted to chief of information production in April, will serve as the magazine’s executive editor. Reimer previously served as the magazine’s associate editor from 2013-2015, and managing editor from 2015-2019. She follows in the footsteps of long-time executive editor, Mike Miller, who now serves as KDWPT’s assistant secretary of wildlife, fisheries and boating in Pratt.
“Nadia brings a wealth of talent, ideas and energy to her new role. As an avid angler and hunter, she also lives the outdoors lifestyle,” said Ron Kaufman, Director of Information Services at KDWPT. “We look forward to her leadership in continuing the fine tradition of the department’s flagship outdoor recreation magazine.”
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine had humble beginnings in 1938 as a seven-page, typed pamphlet. Today, the award-winning 48-page, full-color publication has made it as far as 47 of the 50 states and three countries.
“Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine is the voice of our agency, and carrying on its legacy is a responsibility I feel privileged to take on,” said Reimer. “KDWPT employees are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people you’ll meet, and when you combine their expertise with the experiences of our constituents, you get an incredible publication at the end of the day.”
Each issue of Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine features work from some of the state’s top freelance outdoor photographers and writers who, alongside department staff, cover wildlife, hunting, fishing, state parks, camping, conservation, recipes, tips and tricks, and more.
A single issue costs $3.75, a year subscription (six issues) is $13, a two-year subscription (12 issues) is $22, and a three-year subscription (18 issues) is $32. Interested readers can sign up to receive the magazine by calling the KDWPT Pratt Operations Office at (620) 672-5911, or by visiting ksoutdoors.com/Services/Publications/Magazine.