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Bonnyville AB News
Feb 3, 2016
Nature had a great friend in Ralph Shaw
Born on June 20, 1926 in High’s Stopping House, Ardmore (halfway between Cold Lake and Bonnyville, Alta.) to a pioneer family who trapped and fished for a living, Shaw came by his outdoor skills naturally.
He fished, trapped and hunted with his brothers. His fishing career started when he was about six years old.
When he was about 13, Shaw’s family moved to trout country, where his career as a master fly fisherman began.
Shaw’s father had a sound conservation ethic, which encouraged his own interest in fish and wildlife conservation practices.
While a teacher and principal in Kamloops, Shaw helped establish the McQueen Lake Environmental Centre, 16 kilometres north of Kamloops.
It is today owned by the Kamloops-Thompson school district and used by classes for field trips.
Shaw worked for the Simon Fraser University Summer Institute at McQueen Lake, specializing in wilderness survival and outdoor skills.
During the 1960s and 1970s, he spoke throughout North America on conservation and outdoor education.
Shaw was a contributing member of several conservation groups and a founder of several more.
He was involved in the B.C. Wildlife Federation, receiving the Ted Barsby Award as Conservationist of the Year in 1984 and the President’s Awards for his work on saltwater fisheries in 1990. In 1998, he was appointed to the B.C. Sport Fishing Hall of Fame.
A past chairman of the Sport Fishery Advisory Board, Shaw was a member of the Pacific Salmon Commission for two years. He was a staunch advocate for the recreational fishery at the conference board of the International Pacific Ha... (Kamloops This Week)