Lyons, C.P. "Ches"

LYONS, C.P. "Ches," naturalist (b 1915, Regina, SK; d 20 Dec 1998). He moved to PENTICTON with his family when he was 4 years old and grew up in the OKANAGAN VALLEY. After graduating in forest engineering from UBC in 1939, he went to work for the BC Parks Branch, a brand new organization at the time (see PARKS, PROVINCIAL). In his role as parks engineer he was involved in the development of most of the major provincial parks. He was also one of the people responsible for the restoration of...

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