Fonds consists of materials generated or gathered by Nursall in the course of his activities as Regional Director for Cortes Island, and as a participant in the Salmon Aquaculture Review Committee and the treaty negotiations process. Fonds is arranged in three series: Regional Director of Cortes Island Electoral Area, Salmon Aquaculture Review Committee, and Treaty Negotiations. Original order has been maintained.
The Regional Director series includes minutes, community plans and maps, correspondence, background material and ephemera. Fonds 2002.001 Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) contains related records.
The Salmon Aquaculture Review series includes terms of reference, correspondence, background information and clippings, material from sessions of the Salmon Aquaculture Review Committee (SARC), submissions from industry and environmental groups, reports, and Nursall's notes and comments.
The Treaty Negotiations series includes records of the Cortes Island Local Advisory Committee (CILAC) including Terms of Reference, minutes, lists of members, correspondence, notes and background material, minutes of meetings of the Klahoose Table and copies of the newsletter "Treaty Talks". There are also records relating to the Desolation Sound Regional Advisory Committee and its successor, the North Island Regional Advisory Committee, and background materials on the treaty negotiation process.