PROVO — Members of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation recently elected Brigham Young University professor Jay Buckley to serve a three-year term on its board of directors. Buckley is an assistant professor of history and director of the Native American studies program at BYU.

He has master's and bachelor's degrees in history from BYU and a doctorate in history from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He has authored many works on the Lewis and Clark expedition. The foundation, established in 1969, partners with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and other organizations in caring for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

In addition, the foundation supports scholarship, education and research on the expedition. The foundation has more than 5,000 members. For more information, visit