MISSOULA – The archival collection of William Robert “Bud” Moore is now available at the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana. The collection includes personal journals, photographs, research files, interviews, correspondence and other materials created by and about the late forester and conservationist.
The UM College of Forestry and Conservation and the Mansfield Library will host an opening reception for the Bud Moore papers at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Mansfield Library’s Theta Rho Room on Level 4. The event is free and open to the public.
Moore was a well-known forester and conservationist from Condon. Formerly the Division Chief of Fire Control and Air Operations for the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region, Moore wrote and spoke on sustainable forestry, trapping, hunting and other wilderness topics following his retirement in 1974. He also published a book, “The Lochsa Story: Land Ethics in the Bitterroot Mountains,” in 1996.
The collection was donated to the Mansfield Library by Moore’s son and daughter, Bill Moore and Vicki Moore.
The family of Bud Moore also recently announced the William R. “Bud” and Jane Buckhouse Moore Graduate Research Endowment to support research projects by graduate students focused on the Crown of the Continent bioregion. This fund is managed by the UM Foundation. To contribute to the fund, call the UM Foundation at 800-443-2493 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donors also may also contribute online at http://www.cfc.umt.edu/.