Jack Ward Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Jack Ward Thomas, former chief of the USDA Forest Service and Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation for ten years, passed away this spring. Truly a "giant in the fields of wildlife biology, ecosystem management and public lands management and policy," Thomas received an honorary doctorate from UM earlier this year. He mentored graduate students and mesmerized students in his undergraduate classes with the real story of how conservation happened in North America from the perspective of someone who was there for many of the issues of the last half of the 20th century.