Ian McTaggart-Cowan interview




EKOS Communications
Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia
Searle, D. Richard (Donald Richard), 1951

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Ian McTaggart-Cowan interviewed by Rick Searle. McTaggart-Cowan speaks about the Rockies and the birds/sounds of the uplands. He discusses his background in biology and naturalism, including reminiscences of childhood, family, education and books from his youth. McTaggart-Cowan describes his education at UBC and Berkely, his work in the BC provincial museum in 1930s and his field work in provincial parks, starting in Ootsa Lake in Tweedsmuir Park. He talks about the differences between harvesting and culturing forest management, public opinion and being an advisor to parks. Part of Elders’ Council for Parks in British Columbia oral history interview series, collected for the documentary BC Parks: Celebrating 100 Years of Recreation and Protection available at http://ekoscommunications.com/node/723


Interview conducted by Rick (D. Richard) Searle, October 2006. McTaggart-Cowan interview running time: 0:00-52:28, Quicktime H.264 file. Donated to UVic Archives by Rick Searle executive producer of EKOS Communications


McTaggart-Cowan, Ian, Elders Council for Parks of British Columbia, British Columbia. Forest Service., British Columbia. Parks Division., Parks -- British Columbia