Fonds MG 231 - J.S. Rowe fonds

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J.S. Rowe fonds

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MG 231

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  • 1957-1997 (inclusive); 1969-1973 (predominant) (Creation)

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1.55 m of textual and photographic records

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Stan Rowe was a professor of Plant Ecology at the University of Saskatchewan. A prominent Canadian ecologist, Rowe won the J.B. Harkin Conservation award in 1994 for his significant contribution to protecting Canada’s parks and wilderness areas. The Canadian Botanical Association established an award in his name, honouring his contribution as the first Chair of the Ecological Section of the Association. He retired in 1990 and passed away in 2004. (from Home Place: Essays on Ecology by Stan Rowe, 2002)

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Documents in the fonds relate to the National Research Council - International Biological Program Natural Area Survey - Conservation Terrestrial Saskatchewan Region. Most regions of Canada had an IBP Committee working toward the establishment of a Natural Area system. The Sask. provincial program started in 1968. Fieldwork began in 1969 with 95 areas were selected for the inventory.

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