Randy Stoltmann

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– Born on September 28, 1962
– Known for preserving wilderness areas in British Columbia
– Author of three books on hiking
– Expert on big trees in British Columbia
– Played a key role in establishing Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park

– Prevented logging in Carmanah Valley
– Honored posthumously with a commemorative grove
– Activists named the Elaho Valley as the Stoltmann Wilderness
– Established the Randy Stoltmann Wilderness Area
– Contributed significantly to environmental conservation efforts

– Commemorative grove in Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park
– Stoltmann Wilderness designated in Elaho Valley
– Remembered for his contribution to preserving natural landscapes
– Honored by the provincial government of British Columbia
– Influential figure in the environmental conservation movement

– Bivouac.com reference
– News of Stoltmann’s death in 1994 avalanche
– History of the Stoltmann Wilderness
– Authority control databases listing
Wilderness Committee reference

– Inspiring figure in the environmental activism community
– Advocated for the preservation of wilderness areas
– Raised awareness about the importance of conservation
– Motivated others to take action for environmental causes
– Demonstrated the impact of individual efforts on conservation efforts

Randy Stoltmann (Wikipedia)

Randy Stoltmann (September 28, 1962-May 22, 1994) was an outdoorsman, and a campaigner for the preservation of wilderness areas in British Columbia, Canada.

Stoltmann was the author of three books: Hiking Guide to the Big Trees of British Columbia, Written by the Wind, and Hiking the Ancient Forests of British Columbia and Washington.

Stoltmann became an expert on big trees in British Columbia at a young age. He played a key role in the campaign to prevent the logging of the Carmanah Valley on Vancouver Island[citation needed]. This led to the establishment of the Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park in 1990.

In May 1994 Stoltmann was killed in an avalanche while mountaineering in the Kitlope area.

The provincial government honoured Stoltmann after his death by naming the Randy Stoltmann Commemorative Grove in Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park after him. In addition, activists working to preserve the Elaho Valley north of Squamish designated this area as the Stoltmann Wilderness.

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