CARELESS, Ric




Author Tags: Environment

Born February 22, 1951 in Toronto, Ric Careless, an eighth-generation Canadian, moved to Victoria in 1968. He is the first non-American to be awarded the Outstanding River Conservationist award. He wrote To Save the Wild Earth (Raincoast, 1997) a firsthand account of the growth of B.C.s environmental movement, and he co-wrote Tatshensini River Wild (Western Canadian Wilderness Committee / Raincoast Books, 1993) with Ken Budd. For more than 30 years he coordinated wilderness preservation campaigns, having played a leading role in the protection of more than seven million acres of wilderness as the co-founder of the Sierra Club in British Columbia and the executive director of BC Spaces for Nature.

Awards:

Order of British Columbia (1994)
Outstanding River Conservationist of 1993 (1993), as selected by American Rivers
River Conservationist of the Year (1992), as selected by Perception Inc.
Environmentalist of the Year (1991), as selected by Equinox magazine
University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni Award

BOOKS:

Tatshensini River Wild (Western Canadian Wilderness Committee / Raincoast Books, 1993) with Ken Budd.

To Save the Wild Earth (Raincoast, 1997).

[BCBW 2003] "Environment"