Ben Moyer’s writing on nature, outdoors, and conservation issues appears in numerous regional and national publications including Northern Appalachia Review and Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine. In 2019, the Outdoor Writers Association of America honored Moyer with its Excellence in Craft Award, which recognizes an outstanding lifetime body of work. His writing has also garnered numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association. Moyer strives to convey the value of personal affiliation with place, in his case Northern Appalachia, while interpreting scientific concepts and the region’s natural history through creative prose.
In addition to his writing, Moyer is president of the Chestnut Ridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which works to protect, improve, and restore wild trout streams in the Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania. He writes and lives in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, with his wife Kathy.