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 3 drafts of manuscripts, and 11 prints. The manuscripts include: "The Adventures of Felix," 1993; an unedited version of "Practice of Technology," 1995; and "Wise dwelling: transitions from modern to ecological paradigms: narrative connections to harmony, diversity and depth," 1999. The prints were designed by Jenus Friesen for Drengson's publication Doc Forest and Blue Mountain Ecostery, published in 1993.
Series consists of research materials generated and gathered by Gwen and Derek Mallard in the course of their activities, including environmental activism and work for C.A.S.E. The materials cover a large range of environmental topics and are related to numerous environmental organizations or government departments and initiatives. Primary topics include: air pollutions; agriculture; composting systems; food; mining; noise pollution; pesticides and pset control; pollution control; and pulp mills. Organizations include: Association for the Protection of Rural Central Saanich; British Columbia Environmental Network; Citizens Association to Save the Environment (C.A.S.E.); Capital Regional District; BC Government; Commission on Resources and Environment (C.O.R.E.); Forest Inquiry Pollution Control Branch; Greater Victoria Water District; Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (S.P.E.C.); Waste Management Advisory Group (W.M.A.G.); World Health Organization; and others.
Fonds consists of records related to two major projects conducted by Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting. Fonds has been arranged into series according to project: 1. Photopoint monitoring project of urban creeks on southern Vancouver Island consists of a final report and photographic field data collected for Blenkinsop Creek, Colwood Creek, Latoria Creek, Leeds Creek and Swan Trestle (1998); 2. the comprehensive water quality monitoring plan for the Kootenai River Basin of British Columbia, Montana and Idaho project consists of a final report (2000).
Series consists of records related to the two B.C. environmental associations founded by Derrick and Gwen Mallard: the Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation (S.P.E.C.), in Vancouver, 1968, and Citizens Association to Save the Environment (C.A.S.E.), in Victoria, 1972. Textual materials include administrative records, correspondence, financial records, meeting notes, newsletters and newsmagazines, pamphlets, reports, proposals, and applications.
The fonds consists of manuscript of "Indian Legends of the North Pacific Coast of America", translation by Dietrich Bertz of Franz Boas' work "Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Kuste Amerikas", typescripts of works on the following subjects: ethnobotany of the Squamish and Okanagan Indians; knowledge and usage of land mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians; studies of the Bella Coola Indians; Lillooet stories; and utilization of fish by the Colville Okanagan, Mount Currie, Te'u'hus, Squamish, and Chase Shuswap Indians.
Series consists of records related to Derrick Mallard’s involvement with Capital Regional District (C.R.D.) committees and initiatives, including the Environment Committee, the Green Space Workshop, and the Roundtable on the Environment. Derrick Mallard was the chairman of the CRD Waste Management Advisory Group from 1988-1990.
Fonds consists of 2 series of monitoring data: Greater Victoria Water District reports prepared by the UVic Biology Department, UVic Studies 910402 - 950131 (1967-94); and phytoplankton count sheets obtained from CRD aquatic habitats and analysed by UVic Biology Department (1967-92).
Fonds consists of the following series: Reports, 1999-2001; Field notes of interview with Angie Joe, 1999; Transcripts of interviews with First Nations, 1998-1999, including: Robert Dennis, Tom Happynook, Tom and Liz Happynook, Herb Joe, Tom Joe, Spencer Peters, Willie Sport; Transcripts of interviews with scientific researchers, 1999-2000, including: Gordon Hartman, Eugene Hetherington, Dick Leahy, Dave Narver, Charlie Scrivener, and Peter Tschaplinski.