Fonds consists of records related to Alan Austin’s activities as an educator and phycologist, including materials generated through major research projects and student projects, arranged into four series: 1. Seaweed Inventory Project; 2. Victoria Phenology Project; 3. Teaching and student material; and 4. Aquatic ecology projects. The Seaweed Inventory Project (SIP), in particular, is a valuable, detailed record and baseline survey of a substantial part of the coastline of BC, and the vegetation and biota (thus measurable on a global scale) supported at the time of the surveys done in 1972 and 1974. These data stand as a permanent record against which any coastal changes can be compared and measured. The sedentary, attached nature of coastal biota makes it particularly responsive to, and thus a sensitive indicator of changes in their environment. Forces of change include oil spills, toxic spills, runoff from land developments, marina construction, and natural catastrophic events. Series 1 has been arranged into four sub-series: SIP reports; SIP films and photographs; SIP correspondence and field notes; and SIP reference literature.
The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.
Fonds consists of the following series: Administration, newsletters and reports; Issues files, including Forestry; Research files of Jim Bonfonti, Rosemary Fox, Vicki Husband and Paul Senez; Site specific files, including Carmanah, Clayoquot Sound, Kemano, Khutzemateen, Meares Island, Robson Bight, South Moresby, Stein Valley, Tatshenshini, and Victoria watershed; and Wilderness Advisory Committee files.
Fonds consists of the research files of the Victoria branch office, including project files, subject files, and posters.. The project files include reports, correspondence and newsclippings on: Carmanah, Kitlope, Khutzeymateen, Meares Island, South Moresby, Strathcona, Tatshenshini, Tsitika-Robson Bight. The subject files include the following titles: Forestry, Bears, Environment, Fisheries, Parks (Sooke), Pollution, and Water (G.V.W.D.).
Western Canada Wilderness Committee. Victoria Branch