Montana conservationist Bud Moore

Montana conservationist Bud MooreThe Mansfield Library and CFC invite you to the opening of the Bud Moore papers at the Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections on Thurs., Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. Bud's children Bill Moore and Vicki Moore will attend and display other personal items from Bud. The archives collection includes articles, photographs, videos, maps, journals, notebooks, research files, correspondence, and other personal papers created by and about Bud Moore, which document his life and work.

We also invite your support of the William R. (Bud) and Jane Buckhouse Moore Graduate Research Endowment at the College of Forestry and Conservation. This fund will support research projects by graduate or post-graduate students focused on the Crown of the Continent bioregion who have a deep respect for the land that sustains us. 

This fund will support research projects by graduate or post-graduate students focused on the Crown of the Continent bioregion who have a deep respect for the land that sustains us. These students will live out this request from Bud’s address to the graduating class of 1977 at the School of Forestry:

“[S]pend your lives learning to understand specific areas of land, learning how its many values mesh together, and working to manage these values in harmony to enhance the general welfare…A segment of the earth is your anchor point and you know how it works and how it should be treated.” 

William Robert (Bud) Moore was a well-known forester and conservationist from Florence, Mont., who homesteaded in Condon later in his life. Formerly the Division Chief of Fire Control and Air Operations for the Forest Service Northern Region, Moore wrote and spoke on sustainable forestry, trapping, hunting, and other wilderness topics. He retired in 1974 and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Montana that same year. Moore published his novel The Lochsa Story: Land Ethics in the Bitterroot Mountains in 1996

Read about the event honoring the opening of Bud's archives at the Mansfield Library and his award from Missoula County for land stewardship.