Visions Newsletters

The Visions newsletter was produced six times per year by BC Parks to maintain commitment to quality service and stewardship and to encourage innovation by everyone directly involved or interested in BC Parks. The newsletter is no longer in production.
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Newsletters from January 1996 to December 1997:

Volume 7, No. 1 - February 1996 (1.6 MB PDF)

  • McCulloch's Wonder Sees History Repeat Itself
  • New Book Old Title
  • Long Service Awards
  • Change Happens, Growth is Optional!
  • A Success Story
  • Words of Wisdom
  • New Group of Volunteers Assist BC Parks
  • BC Parks Recognized for Achievement
  • Letters
  • Innovative Facilities
  • Less Green for WCWC
  • E-Mail: A Technological Advance?
  • Tough Choices: The Need to Ignore Resource Extraction Opportunities in Candidate Protected Areas
  • Achievement - Geri Knickle
  • One Solution
  • Success Despite the Odds
  • Refitting for the Future
  • Around the Province
  • Wokkpash on CD

Volume 7, No. 2 - April 1996 (1.4 MB PDF)

  • Re-introduction of Wolves into Yellowstone Park
  • Four!
  • Occasional Paper Series
  • First Discover Camping Reservation
  • La Biodiversite Chez Soi et Ailleurs
  • Retirement Anyone?
  • Volunteering with BC Parks - New Brochure
  • First Nations People Look Inside the Minstry
  • Protected Areas: Preserving Our Future
  • Letters
  • Putting the Hyphen Back in Recreation
  • Hot Tip!
  • Park Operations Partnership on the Cowichan River
  • Notes from Diamond Lagoon Lodge
  • Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Park
  • Spotlight on Staff
  • Ranger Exchange Program
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, South Australia

Volume 7, No. 3 - June 1996 (1.3 MB PDF)

  • Realizing the Vision
  • John Carter, A "Friend for all Parks"
  • When You Are in Trouble and Need a Friend...
  • Celebration of Gratitude
  • The World According to Student Bloopers
  • Northwest Guide Convicted of Illegal Guiding
  • Minister's Environmental Awards
  • Letters
  • Career Preparation Program a Success
  • 1996 Wooden Broom Bonspiel

Volume 7, No. 4 - August 1996 (972 KB PDF)

  • Local Mills Sponsor Visitor Programs
  • The Bear Facts
  • New Minister - Paul Ramsay
  • Park Visitors Share Their Perspectives
  • Management Direction Statements
  • Letters
  • Bear Awareness Orientation
  • E-Team Program Involves Real People
  • Fraser Valley District Volunteers
  • School to Sea Interpretive Trail
  • Manson's Landing Store Recycles
  • The Real Price of Parks
  • Ts'yl-os Provincial Park
  • The Story Behind the Name and its Effect on Management
  • Equal Opportunity

Volume 7, No. 5 - October 1996 (1.8 MB PDF)

  • A Time to Celebrate
  • World Class Amphitheatre in a World Class Park
  • The Economic Value of Provincial Parks - a Practical Example
  • Honoured Hosts
  • Letters
  • Hayne's Lease Destination for Fire Scientists
  • The BC Heritage Rivers System - What is it?
  • Open Letter to all BC Parks Staff
  • GETPARC
  • Juan de Fuca Trail Park Profile
  • Recruiting for the Future
  • E-Team Intern
  • Public Safety/Park Security Reporting System
  • Parks Day
  • What it Means to be a Co-op Student
  • Volunteers Building Beach Trail
  • Parks Day - Rain or Shine!
  • Kitlope Management Committee Appointed
  • Community Helps Rebuild Ranger Station
  • New Vision for Water Management

Volume 7, No. 6 - December 1996 (2.5 MB PDF)

  • Pitt Lake Marine Campsites Project
  • Monkman Dreaming
  • Forest Renewal B.C. - Beyond the Treeline
  • What is a Volunteer?
  • BC Parks Benefits From Community Idea
  • Park Watch - C.O.P.S. in BC Parks
  • Air Quality Alert!
  • Fire Management in BC Parks: Forest Health and Stability
  • Wallace Island - A Job Well Done
  • Letters
  • Take a Hike! Parks Day '96
  • 1996 Federal/Provincial Park Officers Course
  • Changing of the Guard
  • BC Parks Pioneer Passes
  • The BC Heritage Rivers System - What is it?
  • Bear Problems or People Problems
  • What's Next? Just When the Bear Issue Got Under Control, the Bison Began to Roam!
  • Jake Masselink's Retirement
  • Could This Happen to You?

Volume 8, No. 1 - February 1997 (1.2 MB PDF)

  • A Commitment Fulfilled
  • Ahh....the Smell of the Great Outdoors!
  • Requesting Assistance
  • Eagle Extravaganza
  • 1997 Wooden Broom Bonspiel
  • Strathcona Backcountry Winter Host Program
  • Letters
  • A Working Partnership
  • Ski for Fun and Knowledge
  • Environment Youth Team
  • Improving Our Forests
  • Outdoor Recreation Trends
  • Interview with a Quarter Century Man
  • A Pristine Wilderness

Volume 8, No. 2 - April 1997 (879 KB PDF)

  • Welcome to Cathy McGregor Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks
  • BC Parks Welcomes New Deputy Minister
  • Ron Kerr Receives Professional Excellence Award for Visions
  • QUEST - The Renewal Initiative
  • Fintry Park Profile
  • Letters
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • A Man to Remember - Peter (Pete) Vereshagen

Volume 8, No. 3 - August 1997 (1.6 KB PDF)

  • Moose, Mountie and Mountain - Canada Day at Mt. Robson Park
  • New Campground at Cowichan River
  • Hope for the Future - The Environment Youth Team
  • Gerry Ferguson Retires
  • Jumping in With Both Feet
  • Letters
  • Coming Events - Fire and Ecosystem Restoration Symposium; Mount Seymour History Project; 5th Annual Pioneer Skiers Reunion
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • 1997 Wooden Broom Bonspiel, Kamloops Curling Club
  • Long Time Employees Seeking New Adventures
  • New Trail Opens Park to Cortes Islanders
  • From Leg to Scooter Power
  • Interpretation North of 60

Volume 8, No. 4 - October 1997 (1.7 MB PDF)

  • B.C.'s Park Legacy Project
  • Parks Day at Lac Le Jeune
  • New Fleet in Strathcona
  • Fisheries Renewal BC Newsletter
  • Forest Renewal Funds Undersal-Access Trail
  • He Reaped A Harvest Greater Than He Knew - In Memory of Gordon Ruckle
  • Letters
  • Sea Cadets Save Park from Wildfire
  • A Really Kool Conference
  • Wip T'aam Ansankw'ax
  • CPAWS Launches a Park Stewardship Program
  • Carmanah Boardwalk - One Kilometre at a Time
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Festival of Water Sports
  • Cultural Change
  • The Lone Ranger Rides Again

Volume 8, No. 2 - December 1997 (1.6 MB PDF)

  • Babcock Creek Dam is History!
  • B.C.'s Park Legacy Project - Update
  • Lower Mainland Recruits Park Host Coordinator
  • Trailside Donation Box a Huge Success
  • Hallowe'en Antics
  • Letters
  • An E-Team Experience in the Gulf Islands
  • Cariboo District Photo Contest was a Big Success
  • Humor on the Front Lines
  • 70 Years at Tunkwa Lake
  • Strathcona's No Trace Challenge
  • Brooks Peninsula: An Ice Age Refugium on Vancouver Island
  • E-Team Work Crew At Gowlland Tod: Investing in the Future
  • Campers' Delight
  • Recognizing Volunteers in Innovative Ways
  • Key Service in the Lower Mainland District
  • Ode to Skookum
  • Experiencing the Environment Youth Team
  • An Interesting Highlight to a Routine Day
  • BC Parks Recognizes a Dedicated Volunteer
  • Reservation System for the Berg Lake Trail
  • Working with UCC Students
  • Sidney Spit Plant-In: Stewardship In Action

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