Speakers for Keepers of the Water VI: Our Waters are One
September 26-29, 2012 · Fort Nelson, BC
BOB CAMERON
South Peace Environment Association

Bob Cameron has been a resident of the Debolt area since 1976. Born in Edmonton in 1948, he grew up in Montreal, Toronto, and Moncton, NB, but returned to Alberta every summer by train to visit family. Following high school graduation he spent three summers in Banff and one year in Jasper employed by National Parks as a Timekeeper and doing maintenance. In 1971, he began Renewable Resources Technology at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon. As a student and following graduation in 1973 he was employed as a Technician by the Fisheries and Marine Service of Environment Canada primarily on hydroelectric impact assessments of the Snare, Great Bear and La Matre Rivers in the NWT, with headquarters at the Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg.

In 1976, Mr. Cameron began the forestry stage of his career with one summer timber cruising and three subsequent summers as Towerman at Economy Creek Lookout for the Alberta Forest Service. For the last twenty-five years, he has owned and operated a one-man Mobile Dimension Sawmill, logged his own Woodlot and Crown Timber as well as custom sawing for neighbours in the Debolt Sturgeon Heights and TeePee Creek area.

Mr. Cameron began to participate in ENGOs in 1981. He currently represents the South Peace Environment Association on the Canfor Forest Management Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of the Alberta Environmental Network and the Peace Airshed Zone Association. He has been on the Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board and a member of the Water Shared Governance and Watershed Management Planning working group.