Selkirk College, Attn: Tim Thurston
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
Teaching at Selkirk College provides me with the ability to pursue my passion for parks and protected areas and to share that with students.
I earned my BSc. (honours) in Environmental Science, University of Toronto and my MRM at Simon Fraser University.
My work has varied from ecological research in the High Arctic, to taking Selkirk college students on work-study projects to South American parks. In between I’ve worked as a Backcountry Park Ranger, as a park planner, and as a contractor building backcountry bridges and cable car crossings in remote parks.
You can view some work in the following publications:
- Thurston, T. (1993). Striking a Balance: Managing Backcountry Visitor Impacts on the Berg Lake Trail, Mount Robson Provincial Park. Masters of Resource Management Thesis, Simon Fraser University, B.C.
- Thurston, T., Raillard M., and J. Svoboda (1989). New Fossil Forest Site at Irene Bay, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T. In: Proceedings for Second National Student Conference on Northern Studies, Ottawa 1988. Musk-ox Special Issue no. 37, 1990.
- Thurston, T. and Raillard, M. (1989). Snow Temperature and Moisture Regime of Selected Musk-Ox Grazed Communities, Sverdrup Pass, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T. In: Proceedings for Second National Student Conference on Northern Studies Ottawa 1988. Musk-ox Special Issue no. 37, 1990.
I am the Past president of the Friends of West Kootenay Parks and current member of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
In my spare time, you can find me sailing, paddling and climbing in beautiful places with my family and friends.
I’m happy to have been involved in the creation of a Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Instructors Scholarship that assists students transiting into second year of the RFW program.