BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Roderick Haig-Brown Park
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Feature Types.
Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Surrounding Adams River between Adams and Shuswap Lakes, NW of Salmon Arm (municipality), Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°55'07''N, 119°37'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82L/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Adams River Recreation Area established per Order in Council 207, 20 January 1977, containing 2442 acres more or less. Name changed to Roderick Haig-Brown Conservation Area per OIC 1690, 22 June 1978. Name further changed to Roderick Haig-Brown Recreation Area per OIC 499, 22 February 1979. Area expanded per OIC 677/84 and OIC 2140/87. Changed to a provincial park, to be known as Roderick Haig-Brown Park per OIC 392, 21 March 1989, the whole containing 988 ha. more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation and area expanded to include the 71-ha. site formerly known as Hiuihil Creek Park per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole now containing 1059 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 1,076.28 hectares.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named after Roderick Haig-Brown (1908 - 1976), magistrate, writer, avid angler and above all else a man dedicated to conservation in British Columbia. Naming this area that was created to conserve and protect spawning beds used by sockeye, chinook, coho and pink salmon [is] a fitting tribute to Haig-Brown who devoted much of his life to the presevation of the sockeye salmon, one of BC's most valuable natural resources." (BC Parks brochure 1997) Further details on a commemorative plaque on site. See also extensive biographical information in "The Adams River Sockeye Run", Fisheries and Environment Canada, Salmonid Enhancement Newsletter, Vol III, No 4, 1978.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office