Alfred Bawtree was born in 1930 in Enderby, BC. He received a BSA (Animal Husbandry) in 1952.
Alfred held the positions of Forest Agrologist, BC Ministry of Forests, 1955-1969 and Provincial Range Specialist, BC Ministry of Agriculture, 1969-1988. From 1988-2000 he was an Agriculture Consultant. Earlier consulting experience included a two months leave of absence in 1983 from the BC Ministry of Agriculture to consult on a Northern Pasture Development Project in Heilongjiang Province, China, and in 1990 a one and a half months rangeland consulting project in Tanzania, East Africa.
Alfred’s publications included a “Grassland Management Strategy for Hamilton and Lundborn Commonages (1998); a Rangeland Handbook for BC (Co-editor and partial author, 1999); “Seeding Grassland Ranges”, with Alastair McLean (1982); “Seeding Forest Rangelands” with Alastair McLean (1971); “Management and Improvement of Meadows” with AL van Ryswyk; “The Effect of Free Choice Phosphorus Feeding on Reproduction of Range Cows” with LM Bezeau and CF Cornwall; and “Recognizing Range Readiness”, in Rangelands 11(2), April 1989.
In recognition of his contributions to BC agriculture, Alfred Bawtree received the BCIA Agrologist of the Year Award in 1988 and the Trail Boss Award from the Pacific NW Section, Society for Range Management, in 1992.
Among Alfred’s recollections of student days at UBC are standing in the rain waiting for buses, the annual Agassiz field trip, Acadia and Fort Camps, lectures in army huts and the camaraderie of the veterans in class.
Alfred and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Celista, BC, and they have two sons (Hugh and Bruce).