Those who knew Bud Moore often recall him jotting observations in one of his ever-present notebooks.


The life and legacy of W.R. "Bud" Moore will be front and center Thursday at the May meeting of the Travelers’ Rest Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in Lolo.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Lolo Community Center and includes a screening of the new documentary “Bud’s Place.”

Moore, who died in 2010 at age 93, knew the Lolo Trail, Lochsa and Bitterroot Mountains intimately. He devoted an entire chapter in his book “The Lochsa Story” to the Corps of Discovery.

He ran traplines in the Bitterroots as a youth and attended Woodside School on Lolo Creek, going on a long career in the U.S. Forest Service. He retired as chief of fire and aviation. As a district ranger and at his sustainable forestry operation at Coyote Forest near Condon, Moore walked his talk about the values and virtues of living in harmony with the natural world.

His son Bill Moore, who helped in the filming of “Bud’s Place” will introduce it. The event is open to the public. A small donation is asked of nonmembers of the Travelers’ Rest Chapter.

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Outlying communities, transportation, history and general assignment reporter at the Missoulian