Laurie Allmann is a Minnesota writer and poet whose work on environmental themes has found expression in radio commentary, print media, song lyrics, video documentary, plays, and monologues designed for live performance.  She has a keen interest in creative projects that bridge the gap between the scientific community and the general public.Far From Tame

  • Resident artist, spring 2013, Bell Museum of Natural History. Selected works include: diorama poem (audio) and Anticipating Rhythm (video).
  • Author, Far from Tame: Reflections from the Heart of a Continent (University of Minnesota Press, 1996),  winner of a Minnesota Book Award. (sample chapter)
  • Contributing writer for the documentary series,”Minnesota: A History of the Land,” a co-production of Twin Cities Public Television and Bell Museum Productions.
  •  Regularly featured natural history essayist and commentator for Minnesota Public Radio’s “Voices from the Heartland” series (1991-1993).
  • Director, writer, narrator, “Heart of the Kinni” 5-part video documentary series for the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust.

  • Writer and contributing designer, case statement for the St. Croix Watershed Research Station.
  • Conducted inductee interviews and authored inductee profiles for Science Museum of Minnesota’s “Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame, 2008-11.
  • Playwright, “River Cafe,” a one-act play for a cast of 8, offering a wry take on eco-tourism, staged reading in 2003
  • Author, conservation publications commissioned by natural resource agencies. (See Land Protection Options: A Handbook for Minnesota Landowners, and Natural Areas: Protecting A Vital Community Asset, A Sourcebook for Minnesota Local Governments and Citizens)
  • Author, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine cover feature about the St. Croix “Watch This Wild River“.
  • Environmental advocacy: commentary accepted for posting to website of Minnesota Public Radio
  • Narrator and on-camera subject:  “Protecting Big Woods,” a Minnesota Minute, produced by the Bell Museum for broadcast on TPT, public television.