Butler is responsible for implementing CFM's mission, goals, policies and procedures with respect for Missouri's rich conservation heritage.
As passionate outdoorsman, many Missourians are familiar with Butler through his syndicated outdoor newspaper column, Driftwood Outdoors. He is also a regular contributor to numerous regional and national outdoor publications. Butler currently serves on the board of directors of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association and the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. He is a past-president of the Missouri Outdoor Communicators and Hoosier Outdoor Writers.