NELSON, Randy




Author Tags: Environment, Fishing

Randy Nelson grew up on Saskatchewan, where he became a conservation officer. In 1977, he came to B.C. and worked as a fisheries officer for the next 35 years. Now retired and living in Kamloops, Nelson has written a book about his experiences protecting our sea life from poachers and polluters. His adventures included grizzly bear attacks, high speed car chases, and confrontations with armed fishermen. His hobby of long distance running helped him catch fleeing felons. He has raced in more than two hundred competitions, including ten marathons. Over the course of his career as a conservation officer he has received the international Pogue-Elms Award and the Queen's Jubilee Medal. He is the most decorated Fishery Officer in B.C. history.

BOOKS:

Poachers, Polluters and Politics: A Fishery Officer's Career (Harbour 2014) $24.95 978-1-55017-639-1

[BCBW 2014]