Lucien (Luc) Campeau and Milton Goddard interviews




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

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Lucien (Luc) Campeau interviewed by Rick Searle. Campeau speaks about his employment with BC Parks, from 1955 until his retirement as district manager [year not given]. He names the parks he worked in; his major accomplishments, such as the boardwalk at Liard Hot Springs, the road into Montague Harbor and Bowen Island landscaping; and names some of his mentors. Campeau also speaks to the importance of the provincial park system and the need for support from the government to ensure its continued success. (Milt) Goddard interviewed by Rick Searle.Goddard speaks about his employment with BC Parks (1959-1988) and roles as reconnaissance, district park officer and regional manager in the Kootenays and Kamloops. He characterizes each decade of BC Parks during his years there: 1960s were underfunded; 1970s were well-funded with several parks and wilderness areas created and major park reconstruction; 1980s saw reorganization and downsizing, but system was sophisticated and successful. Goddard discusses the youth crews and back country ranger programs, and he counts the establishment of the female youth crews and back country rangers as major accomplishments. He found managing staff performance as a major challenge. Goddard feels that the current BC Parks has lost its vitality and colour, due in part to contractors, lost ownership of system and an unmet need for greater planning capabilities. 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 found at


Interviews conducted by Rick (D. Richard) Searle, ca. 2000. Campeau running time: 0:00 - 16:43, Quicktime H.264 files. Goddard running time: 16:44-54:32, QuickTime H.264 file. Donated to UVic Archives in 2008 by Rick Searle executive producer of EKOS Communications.


Campeau, Lucien (Luc), Parks--British Columbia, Elders Council for Parks of British Columbia, British Columbia. Parks Division., British Columbia. Forest Service., Goddard, Milton E.