Orienteering North America

Orienteering North America magazine, covering map and compass sports in the U.S. and Canada, ceased publication at the end of 2019.

The U.S. orienteering community originally published a black-and-white, booklet-style magazine called Orienteering USA in its early years, which included event schedules, results of national events, advice, and advertisements of events far and wide.

Larry and Sara Mae Berman, long-time USOF/OUSA members residing in the Boston area, took over the publication and added news from Canadian orienteering clubs, expanding the magazine to fulfill the new title, Orienteering North America. They published the now-glossy-covered, standard-sized magazine from 1984-1999, at which time they announced their intent to cease publication

ONA is an orienteer’s lifeline to the national orienteering scene.
–Clare Durand, OUSA’s president in 2019.

In 1999, Donna and Steve Fluegel of Connecticut rose to the challenge of publishing the member magazine, adding color page, more maps, experimenting with digital issues, and in general kept the magazine going for the next 20 years. In mid-2019 they decided to retire from the publication, and with no offers to succeed the Fluegels, the OUSA Board chose to move to other communication channels going forward.

The orienteering community thanks the Bermans, the Fluegels, and before them David Cady of Buffalo Orienteering Club, for keeping us up to date on orienteering events, news, and issues over the years.

Back Issues


1984 – 1999

2012 – 2014 Digital ONA


For years 1999-2019, please contact Donna Fluegel for pricing and availability.