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Bert Brink interview




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

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Bert Brink interviewed by Rick Searle. Brink discusses his education and family background which lead to his career in plant and grass land ecology. He speaks about his work with the Federation of BC Naturalists, the Nature Trust of BC and the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, as well being called a Living Legend. He lists his contributions to science and community through work in the Habitat Conservation and the Nature Trust amongst his major accomplishments. Brink talks about losing the global environmental battle, then speaks at length about ecological reserves, including past work with Vladimir Krajina and Bristol Foster. Brink ends his interview speaking about the wardens program. 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, ca. 2006. Brink interview running time: 0:00-41:41 minutes, Quicktime H.264 files. Noise in the background beginning at 2:50. Cuts to quieter room at 5:09. Interview ends abruptly as tape likely ran out. Donated to Uvic Archives in 2008 by Rick Searle executive producer of EKOS Communications.


Brink, Bert, 1912-2007, Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia, Parks -- British Columbia, British Columbia. Forest Service., British Columbia. Parks Division.