Will LaPage, a longtime member of Buffalo National River Partners, an educator, author, and mentor passed away March 31. He was an advocate for America’s treasured places including the Buffalo National River. As a professor at the Universities of New Hampshire, Maine, Wyoming, and Colorado State, Will mentored countless students who have gone on to help preserve and protect the natural world. His list of publications includes not only books about preservation, including Parks for Life andRethinking Park Preservation, but also a novel and three books of poetry. He was the poet in residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, Acadia National, and Buffalo National River. Will was a gentle soul and we will miss him.