Fonds CR-34 - Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee fonds

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Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee fonds

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    CA DMA CR-34

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    • 1967-1994 (Creation)
      Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee

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    1.1 m of textual records

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    The first incarnation of the Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee was formed in 1979-80 under the name Fraser Valley Wetlands Habitat Committee. The initial impetus for establishing the committee was to define proposals for the designation and management of wetland habitat in the Lower Mainland other than those presented by the Fish and Wildlife Branch discussed at a public meeting in December, 1979. This meeting was chaired by Dr. Charles Chesnut, who also became the first chairman of the Fraser Valley Wetlands Habitat Committee. The suggested structure of first committee was that it be comprised of representatives from the Federation of B.C. Naturalists and the B.C. Wildlife Federation. In 1987, the committee was revived under the initiative of Barry Leach, who became chair. The committee was sometimes referred to as the Lower Fraser Wetlands Committee and the Fraser Estuary Wetlands Committee. While this incarnation of the committee recognized the same general objectives of its predecessor, the initial priority identified was protection of the Boundary Bay/Mud Bay area. The committee consisted of representatives from environmental organizations and government agencies.

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    The records were in the custody of Barry Leach, who donated them to the archives.

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    The fonds consists of three series: Organization Files, Issues Files, and Administrative Records. The fonds is comprised primarily of subject files containing correspondence, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, and newsletters documenting the efforts to preserve the wetland habitat in the lower Fraser Valley.

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        BCAUL control number: DMA-289

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