Memorial, Lecture Planned to Honor Bob Ream

November 02, 2017

MISSOULA – A lecture and memorial gathering is planned for Nov. 8 to honor Bob Ream, a former University of Montana professor, Montana House of Representatives member and chair of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission.

Diane Boyd will present “It’s the Journey and the Destination: Montana’s Wolves” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Forestry Building Room 106. Part of a graduate seminar series, the event is hosted by UM’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.

A memorial gathering is planned later the same day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, located at 4175 Rattlesnake Drive in Missoula. A no-host wine bar will be available, and snacks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs, stories and food to share, including pie – a favorite of Ream’s. 

Ream’s passion for the outdoors as a classroom led to the creation of UM’s Wilderness and Civilization program in 1974. He taught for almost three decades, taking students on backpacking trips in the wilderness at the start of each new academic year.

In 2016, he was inducted into the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame for his life’s work in wilderness education, wildlife research, policy development and conservation leadership. His legacy continues each year with a new class of Wilderness and Civilization program students.

For more information, call Joanna Campbell, UM Wilderness Institute assistant director, at 406-243-6916 or email

Contact: Joanna Campbell, Wilderness Institute assistant director, UM W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, 406-243-6916,