Kevin Van Tighem

Kevin Van Tighem

Kevin Van Tighem

Author, "Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River"

Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary. His family roots in what is now Alberta go back to 1875. He graduated with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 and went on to work as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. In 1985 Kevin joined Parks Canada and subsequently worked in various national parks before retiring as a park superintendent in 2011. Kevin is the author of fourteen books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column ("This Land") in Alberta Views magazine. His most recent books are Heart Waters/Sources of the Bow River and Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta.

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