Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, the world’s premier saltwater flats conservation organization, has announced that Chris and Amy Dorsey and Dorsey Pictures are the recipients of the Curt Gowdy Memorial Media Award, an honor given to leaders in American conservation communication.
“Dorsey Pictures has inspired millions through its award-winning outdoor adventure programs, including the legions of fans who have gained greater appreciation of the flats fishery thanks to Buccaneers & Bones,” said BTT President Jim McDuffie. “Chris, Amy, and their company have continued the great legacy of Curt Gowdy, another friend and great advocate of conservation.”
The Dorseys founded Orion Entertainment 17 years ago and in 2015 rebranded the company to Dorsey Pictures. In the years since they have launched 54 outdoor television series and produced more than 1,800 episodes of hunting and fishing programs—more than any independent producer in history.
Included in this roster is Buccaneers & Bones, airing on Outdoor Channel, which began in 2009 as Pirates of the Flats on ESPN. The final season of the series will air January-March 2018 and is hosted by legendary NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw.
The all-star cast of Buccaneers & Bones includes Michael Keaton, Lefty Kreh, Liam Neesen, Huey Lewis, Jimmy Kimmel, Zac Gilford, Thomas McGuane, Yvon Chouinard, Jim Belushi, and scores of the top flats fishing experts in the world. The award-winning series celebrates the majesty of flats fishing while showcasing the invaluable work of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust to conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries through sound science.
Dorsey Pictures is based in Denver, Colorado, and is a leading lifestyle television production company whose non-outdoor series work has aired on Discovery, History Channel, National Geographic, HGTV, DIY, Travel Channel, ESPN, Velocity, Nat Geo Wild, and Great American Country. For more information, visit dorseypictures.tv.