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1983 Summer - Volume 7, Number 2 - (4593 KB)

- last volume, series discontinued -
  • From Bottle Caps To Kayaks
    Loggers aren't the only people you'll find in the forest these days. Try hikers or canoeists, for example. By Gord Price - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Dr. Andrew Thompson
    What legal approach works best to ensure that industry protects the environment - coercion or contract? By Peter Grant - page 8.
  • After The Fire
    From the destruction of a raging forest fire comes new life. Photo essay by Doug Leighton - page 10.
  • The Roar Of The Fire
    The day the EG fire made it's run was the longest day of Harry Hutchinson's life. By Douglas Cowell - page 14.
  • The Buck Stops Here
    Dilemma: The old trees industry banks on for the future are the same ones deer need to survive harsh winters. By Peter Grant - page 24.

  • Collections
    The Junior Forest Wardens program may be just what you've been looking for. - page 21.
  • Letters - page 12.
  • People: Bryan Couture
    Logger's sports in B.C. haven't been the same since Couture got his act together and took it on the road. By Liz Pope - page 30.
  • Forest Habitat: Flying Dragons
    Called "devil's darning needles" or "mosquito hawks" dragonflies light up a woodland pond. By Enid K. Lemon - page 32.

1983 Spring - Volume 7, Number 1 - (8674 KB)

  • The View Beyond The Valhallas
    For Kootenay Land-use issues, compromise is the only view in sight. By Douglas Cowell - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Dr. Craig Walden of Forintek
    What it's like overseeing forest industry research in western Canada. By Gordon Price - page 10.
  • Is Sustained Yield Just Another Myth?
    Why can't we simply balance the rate of tree harvesting and tree growth? By Ken Bernsohn - page 14.
  • The Forests At Night
    At night the forest is another world altogether. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 20.
  • Hard Times In The Northwest
    Weathering today's tough economic times: from Terrace to Smithers. By Peter Grant - page 24.

  • Collections
    From weevil experiments to Latin tongue-twisters, there's more to the forest than meets the axe. - page 12.
  • Special Section: Making Fire Work For Us
    Wildfire is a threat, but controlled fire is a valuable forestry tool. - page 22.
  • People: Kaj Nielsen
    This expert Canadian woodsman has carved out quite a name for himself. By Don Bailey - page 30.
  • Letters - page 32.
  • Forest Habitat: Nettles And Other Potherbs
    The weeds of the forest can be true taste treats. By Enid K. Lemon - page 33.

1982 Fall/Winter - Volume 6, Number 3 -(8567 KB)

  • Chilcotin Roundup
    Raising cattle on the Chilcotin Plateau isn't just a job, it's a whole way of life. By Doug Cowell - page 3.
  • ForesTa1k Interviews Don Lanskail of COFI
    In these tough economic times Lanskail battles to save B.C.'s lumber markets. By Peter Grant - page 12.
  • The Landscaped Forest (Lookin' Good)
    Square cutblocks on round hills? Not if they're where they can be seen. By Grant Ellis and Pieter Bekker - page 14.
  • The Aspen Grove
    Welcome to the world where the season changes with flair. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 22.
  • The Great Herbicide Debate
    We use herbicides so the conifers can grow free. But at what cost? By Des Kennedy, Patti Willis, Cameron Young - page 26.

  • People: The Sopron People
    Twenty-five years ago they fled totalitarianism in Hungary; B.C. has benefited ever since. By Gordon Price - page 9.
  • Forest Habitat: How Plants Travel
    Considering plants are rooted to the ground, how do their offspring ever leave home? By Enid K. Lemon - page 32.
  • Collections
    From the mystery of leaves changing colour to the man who loved swans, there's more to the woods than meets the axe. - page 20.
  • Letters - page 10.

1982 Summer - Volume 6, Number 2 - (6485 KB)

  • The Computerized Forest
    Today you can't tell your forests without a program -a computer program, that is. By Grant Ellis - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Eli Sopow
    B.C.'s first mass-media forestry reporter talks about his profession's view of the forests. By Gordon Price - page 12.
  • A Tough Decision For The Tahsish
    Should this unspoiled valley on Vancouver Island be logged or not? Or what? How do you decide? By Diane Swanson - page 14.
  • Silent Power of: The Trunk
    Rough, solid and graceful, tree trunks are the superstructure of the forest. Photo essay by Tim Fitzharris - page 22.
  • How Wobbly Are B.C.'s Forest Unions?
    From the picket line to the dotted line, over the years B.C.'s unions have undergone major changes. By Ken Bernsohn - page 26.

  • ForesTalk Crossword - page 9.
  • Letters - page 9.
  • Collections
    From a Ionghouse to a log house there's more to the forests than meets the axe. - page 20.
  • People: Leo and Bertha Cure
    How does a couple who have worked a lifetime in the woods spend their retirement years? By Des Kennedy - page 24.
  • Forest Habitat: High-Tree Nesters
    Eagles, osprey and hawks dominate the forest air space. By Enid K. Lemon - page 32.
  • Special Section: Measuring The Forests To Come
    You say forest ministry researchers can grow a forest in their computer? Biometrically? - page 10.

1982 Spring - Volume 6, Number 1 - (7666 KB)

  • Estuary Logjam
    We're just beginning to find out how much log handling B.C.'s estuaries can stand. By Peter Grant - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews John Brennan of the Bank of Nova Scotia
    Who better to ask about the slump in the forest industry than its banker? By Peter Grant - page 12.
  • The Awakening Forest
    The buds of spring once more salute the cycle of rebirth. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 14.
  • Treeplanters
    By 1985 we should be planting 150 million trees annually. But who's going to do the work? By Douglas Cowell - page 16.
  • Backyard Silviculture
    Practising good forestry on private woodlots is a thing of the past - and the future. By Judith Alldritt - page 26.

  • Collections
    Daddy, what kind of trees covered B.C. before Douglas firs did? - page 10.
  • Letters - page 23.
  • People: Ray Van Steinburg
    The range he raises his prize-winning cattle on is probably the best managed in B.C. By Anne Edwards - page 24.
  • Forest Habitat: Immigrant Edibles
    Many forest edibles we assume are native to B.C. immigrated here from foreign lands. By Enid K. Lemon - page 32.

1981 Winter - Volume 5, Number 4 - (9207 KB)

  • Loggers In Winter
    Certainly not for sun worshippers, winter logging in B.C. is a world all its own. By Douglas Cowell - page 3.
  • ForesTaIk Interviews Bruce Devitt of Pacific Forest Products
    This chief forester says good silviculture is good business - and he wants to see more of both. By Gordon Price - page 12.
  • Is Wood The Answer To Our Energy Needs?
    There are 101 ways to convert wood into energy. But is that the best use for B.C.'s trees? By Peter Grant - page 14.
  • Sitka Spruce: First Against The Sea
    Hauntingly somber, the Sitka forest is unique. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 23.
  • The North Coast
    Innovation is the key to logging and living in the wet, bog-ridden, rugged north coast. By Diane Swanson - page l6.

  • People: Bus Griffiths
    Logger turned artist, Bus shows us how life in the woods used to be. By Sid Tafler - page 9.
  • Letters - page 21.
  • Collections
    So you think you know why trees don't freeze in winter? - page 24.
  • ForesTalk Crossword - page 25.
  • Forest Habitat: Parasites and Saprophytes
    Mistletoe can be the kiss of death for B.C. trees. Saprophytes are quite adifferent story. By Enid K. Lemon - page 32.

1981 Fall - Volume 5, Number 3 - (6578 KB)

  • Getting The Bugs Out
    Biological controls are the leading edge of forest pest management. By Gord Price - page 3.
  • Caulk Boots, Stanfields and Five-Week Shifts
    It takes a special breed to work the coastal logging camps. By Grant Ellis - page 12.
  • From Forest To Rangelands
    B.C. rangelands are home to trees, cows, bighorns, grouse. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 18.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Dr. "Hamish" Kimmons
    Renowned U.B.C. ecologist fears that forestry education in B.C. doesn't measure up. By Gord Price - page 20.
  • The Pieces Of The Puzzle
    This special forestry report asks: Can silviculture save the Okanagan? By Peter Grant - page 24.

  • People: People of the Cedar
    The cedar tree was at the very heart of West Coast native peoples' culture. By Grant Ellis and Maggie Norris - page 9.
  • Collections
    Caverhill remembered and pleaching rediscovered, there's more to the forest than meets the ax. - page 22.
  • Letters - page 30.
  • Forest Habitat: The Island Whistler
    The Vancouver Island marmot is one of four endangered species in B.C. By Enid K. Lemon - page 33.

  • ForesTalk's Guide To Heating With Wood
    So you think you know all there is to know about heating with wood? - page31.

1981 Summer - Volume 5, Number 2 - (5280 KB)

  • The Group Decides
    Everyone wants a piece of the resources around Spruce Lake. Are there enough to go around? By Peter Grant - page 3.
  • The Last Log Drive
    For years the Quesnel River log drive made waves both on and off the water. Now it's history. By Doug Cowell - page 10.
  • The Great Ponderosa Pine
    This tree is king of B.C.'s drybelt country. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 18.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Bob Nixon of the Sierra Club
    This outspoken forestry critic worries that B.C. is squandering its timber wealth. By Peter Grant - page 20.
  • A New Look At Fire
    Despite its black reputation, fire is a natural and inexpensive forest management tool. By Diane Swanson - page 22.
  • Backlog Reforestation: Catching Up and Moving Ahead
    The Ministry of Forests is taking aim on the great backlog of B.C. forestland in need of planting. - page 30.

  • Collections
    From the Sierra Club founder to a "George Ipil Seed," there's more to the forests than meets the ax. - page 8.
  • ForesTalk Crossword
    You asked for it back. You've got it back. - page 17.
  • Letters - page 27.
  • People: Budge Crick
    The granddaddy of B.C.'s logdrives, at 69 in his heart he's still a pioneer. By Doug Cowell - page 28.
  • Forest Habitat: Nest Builders
    Birds' nests styles in B.C. range from floating, colonial, cup and pouch to no nests at all. By Enid Lemon - page 32.

1981 Spring - Volume 5, Number 1 - (6044 KB)

  • Caribou and Loggers Meet Head On
    Like loggers, caribou deserve their share of the forests. But what's a fair share? By Diane Swanson - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Bruce Fraser
    Dr. Bruce Fraser has a mission - to get the public involved in land-use planning. By Peter Grant - page 10.
  • Writing The Recipes For Future Forests
    Today you can't plant a tree without a program. By Gord Price - page 12.
  • High Country Run-Off
    It creates the living artery for an entire forest ecosystem. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 18.
  • The Evergreening Of Britain
    Are B.C. Sitka spruce and lodgepole pine taking over the forests of Great Britain? By Graham Wallace - page 22.

  • Letters - page 9.
  • People: Vladimir Krajina
    This former Czech wartime hero has revolutionized land management in B.C. By Gord Price - page 30.
  • Forest Habitat: Salad Greens and Violets
    Wild salad greens and violets make for good eating if you've got the right recipes. By Enid Lemon - page 32.
  • Collections
    From B.C.'s first chief forester to a Duke's estate, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. - page 20.

  • Tree Improvement
    Silviculturists and forest researchers work together to create tomorrow's forests. - page 28.

1980 Winter - Volume 4, Number 4 - (5051 KB)

  • In The Hands of The Faller
    There's a program in Kamloops called "faller selection" that puts forest management decisions in the hands of the man with the chainsaw. By Doug Cowell - page 3.
  • Twentieth Century Alchemy
    When you break down wood fibre into cellulose, you can make it into just about anything you want. And then some. By Grant Ellis - page 10.
  • Forest Rain: The Essence of Life
    It's raining, it's pouring, and the coastal forests lap it up. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 16.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Dr. John Helliwell
    What is the role of the B. C. forest industry when it comes to energy? To produce or consume? U.B.C. economist Helliwell comments. By Peter Grant - page 18.
  • Sorting Out The Timber on B.C.'s Last Frontier
    With all that natural gas and coal it's hard to realize the northland relies so heavily on its trees. Take the case of Fort Nelson. By Peter Grant - page 20.

  • Collections
    From holly and ivy to the Siberian tree line, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. - page 8.
  • People: Andy Bailey
    More than just B.C.'s natural gas tank, Fort Nelson is a well-run community. Andy Bailey helped it get that way. By Peter Grant - page 26.
  • Letters - page 28.
  • Forest Habitat: Twenty-Acre Universe
    Hidden away on southern Vancouver Island there's a place where all nature abounds - a  self-contained, interdependent ecosystem. By Enid K. Lemon - page 29.

1980 Fall - Volume 4, Number 3 - (5322 KB)

  • What's Ahead For B.C.'s 'Hardwoods
    Alder, poplar, birch, and the rest of B.C.'s hardwoods have long been ignored by the forest industry. But recently foresters have been taking a second look at these so-called weed species. By Jack Danylchuk - page 3.
  • Will B.C.'s Forests Become Victims To History?
    What if the B.C. forestry story was made into a big-budget movie, with a storyline reaching far back in history and building up to a modern setting climax..? By Gord Price - page 10.
  • Larch Magic
    Every fall this unusual conifer sheds its needles of gold and transforms the alpine landscape. Photo essay by Art Twomey - page 16.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Greg Taylor
    The Cariboo Lumber Manufacturers Association (CLMA) is a growing force in the B.C. economy, and CLMA manager Greg Taylor exemplifies the forward-looking spirit of that region's lumber industry. By Peter Grant - page 18.
  • Planning To Wrangle Over The Range
    The process is not without its problems, but the experimental Coordinated Resource Management Planning project in the East Kootenay not only is still going strong - the idea has spread province-wide. By Anne Edwards - page 20.

  • Collections
    From a chief forester in moccasins to monkey puzzle trees, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. - page 8.
  • People: Rick Bockner
    From installing flooring to building guitars, Rick Bockner is a craftsman in wood. And he finds some of B.C.'s wood ranks with the world's best. By Doug Cowell - page 26.
  • Letters - page 28.
  • Forest Habitat: Deer
    Canada's European settlers relied on the flesh and hide of deer to sustain them. Today the animal is more appreciated for itself than for its usefulness. By Enid K. Lemon 29.

1980 Summer - Volume 4, Number 2 - (6037KB)

  • Lumber Marketing: How They Play The Game
    There's a lot more to marketing B.C.'s annual 3 billion dollar lumber output than waiting for the orders to roll in; especially in a lean year like 1980 with U .S. housing starts down drastically. By Ken Bernsohn - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Peter Pearse
    Looking back, what does UBC economist Dr. Pearse think of his 1976 Royal Commission Report on the forest resource and the new Ministry of Forests legislation it inspired? By Peter Grant - page 8.
  • The Forest Rangers of Powell River
    Today's forest managers need to be specialists, not generalists. So the position of the B.C. Forest Ranger, a jack of all trades equally at home fighting fires or cruising timber, is disappearing. And not without some regret. By Bruce Obee - page 11.
  • Bark, The Microhabitat
    Tree bark not only protects vulnerable heartwood from the ravages of the elements; it also sustains unique biological communities. Photo essay by Judy and Gary Green - page 16.
  • Undercutting or Overcutting: The Rate-of-Harvest Debate
    Are we cutting out timber too slowly? Too fast? How can we know for sure? Here are four differing viewpoints on one of the thorniest issues facing B.C. forest managers. By Peter Grant - page 20.<

  • Collections:
    Who was that other Douglas? Who put the presto in presto logs? Who ever heard of widu or treo? - page 18.
  • Letters - page 25.
  • People: John Hetherington
    Log marketing is a fast-paced business where handshakes often seal million-dollar deals. But why does John Hetherington take golf shoes along in a float plane? By Grant Ellis - page 26.
  • Forest Habitat: The Edible Forest: Roses
    The 14 or so members of B.C.'s wild rose family are so beautiful you want to eat them. Go right ahead. By Enid Lemon - page 28.

1980 Spring - Volume 4, Number 1 - (4471 KB)

  • Modem Technology: Better, Faster and Made in B.C.
    The trend in B.C.'s lumber and plywood mills is towards producing the least possible waste, getting the maximum use out of each tree, and using a great deal of modern technology developed in B.C. workshops. By Grant Ellis - page 3.
  • Multiple-Use on Trial in The Kootenays
    In the Kootenays, can the forest industry continue to get its logs, hunters their game, hikers their wilderness and tourists their vistas, all from the same forest land? By Peter Grant - page 10.
  • The Living Leaf
    The simple leaf, so varied in design, forms the bond of water, air and sun so that we may live. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 16.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan
    Given the competing pressures on our land base, can resource development and conservation co-exist? World-renowned conservationist Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan thinks they can. The key is "wise use". By Jack Danylchuk - page 18.
  • Rapattack
    There's something new going on in the never-ending struggle to contain forest fires. It's called rappelling, where fire-fighters literally drop from the sky. By Doug Cowell - page 21.

  • Collections
    Is it a tree? Is it a hoax? Will the real cauliflower tree please stand up? - page 8.
  • Letters - page 28.
  • People: Toke Meeker
    They call him the "Shake King", and no wonder; he literally invented the market for cedar shingles and shakes. By Dorio Lucich - page 26.
  • Forest Habitat: The Wild Orchids of British Columbia
    From the sparrow's-egg lady's-slipper to the one-leaf orchis, there's nothing quite like B.C.'s wild orchids. By Enid K. Lemon - page 29.

1979 Winter - Volume 3, Number 4 - (5826 KB)

  • New Trails In Winter Recreation
    The problem of overcrowding in Crown land winter recreation areas is nothing that can't be solved by a good recreation management plan, plus the good will and cooperation of winter recreation enthusiasts. By Grant Ellis and John Durkin - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Wally Johnson
    For fisheries and forestry to co-exist in B.C., even greater cooperation between the two is required. So says Dr. Wally Johnson, whose job it is to oversee fisheries management in our coastal waters. By Jack Danylchuk - page 8.
  • The Quiet And The Clean Of Horse Logging
    They will never rival the conventional loggers who rely on mechanization, but horse loggers throughout B.C. are proving something the oldtimers always knew -horses and logging make for a good match. By Anne Edwards - page 11.
  • Coast Logger Portraits
    This unique photographic collection documents contemporary woods workers with remarkable sensitivity and precision. Photo essay by Zbigniew Olak - page 16.
  • The Ugly Duckling Of The Cariboo Forests
    Many before him had tried and failed, but Dean Bonlie saw the potential in the decadent cedar trees of the Cariboo and turned a liability into a profit. By Peter Grant - page 24.

  • Letters - page 21.
  • Collections
    From frankincense to ice bridges, from bowwood to golf balls, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. page 22.
  • People: Gerry Andrews
    Meet the "good natured grizzly bear" who introduced photogrammetry to B.C. By Charles Lillard - page 28.
  • Forest Habitat: The Stains Of Time
    Partly an alga, partlya fungus, this often misunderstood plant not only is the first to restore vegetation to a barren land, it also brings colour into our lives. By Enid K. Lemon - page 30.

1979 Fall - Volume 3, Number 3 - (5937 KB)

  • A Match-up With Nature
    The Ministry's Protection Branch is determined to protect our forests from fire, insects and disease so forest planning can proceed on schedule. That means matching these natural liquidators move for move. By Grant Ellis - page 3.
  • Loggers, Hiballers And The Green Chain Gang
    Gone are the days of the double-bitted axe and the cross-cut saw. Today's woods workers inhabit an increasingly mechanized environment, but it still takes people to turn the wheels of the forest industry. By Ken Bernsohn - page 14.
  • Pacific Report
    Most of the leading figures involved in making or influencing forest planning decisions in B.C. get together to share notes. Find out what's on their minds. Edited by Russell Wodell - page 22.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Dave 0' Connor
    As president of the Truck Loggers Association Dave O'Connor speaks for the home-grown businessman in the forest industry. Recently, O'Connor and TLA have had plenty to speak about. By Peter Grant - page 11.
  • The Sweep Of Fall
    Fall sweeps into the province from east to west, leaving in its wake a kaleidoscope of colour. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 20.

  • Letters - page 10.
  • People: Ron Hartill
    Who's Ron Hartil1? The world champion lumberjack, that's who, and he's got the scars to prove it. By Abby Day - page 28.
  • Forest Habitat: The Raccoon
    Omniverous, nocturnal, cagey and a mean fisherman, the raccoon is one animal who fits right into a man-altered environment. By Enid K. Lemon - page 30.
  • Collections
    From cabbage trees to beetle traps, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. - page 8.

1979 Summer - Volume 3, Number 2 - (5701 KB)

  • New Waves in Resource Management
    Increased recreationa1use of B.C.'s rivers is posing a difficult question to the province's resource planners -how much is too much? By Richard Thomas Wright - page 3.
  • One Hundred Million, And Still Growing
    Using a dibble to plant a plug right to the root collar is just one in a series of complex, inter-related steps in renewing the renewable resource." By Peter Grant - page 13.
  • The Sun Rises On A New Market
    The Japanese want to build wood houses; B.C. has lots of lumber to sell them. If it were only that simple. By Graham Wallace - page 23.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Jack Walters
    U.B.C. Research Forest Director Jack Walters says it's about time that foresters spoke their mind. And he's not reluctant to lead the way. By Jean Sorensen - page 10.
  • Arbutus: A Tree Alone
    With its weather-worn trunks and twisted branches hanging over the Pacific shoreline the Arbutus is unique among North American trees. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 20.

  • Letters - page 22.
  • Collections
    This time our readers are the ones who prove that there's more to the forests than meets the axe. Edited by Michael Gregson - page 8.
  • People: Dirk Brinkman
    B.C.'s tree planters are a breed of people unto themselves and this profile on Dirk Brinkman  helps explain why. By Doug Cowell - page 28.
  • FOREST HABITAT: The Edible Forest
    Have you ever tasted elderberry cobbler, Oregon grape juice or blueberry tea? By Enid K. Lemon - page 30.

1979 Spring - Volume 3, Number 1 - (8155 KB)

  • Cashing In The Chips
    An energy-conscious forest industry is continually devising better ways to convert sawmill residue into usable energy. By Grant Ellis - page 3.
  • Nature On Reserve
    The 93 Ecological Reserves throughout B.C. retain, undisturbed, unique and representative samples of British Columbia's many and diverse ecosystems. By Diane Swanson - page 10.
  • The Road North Part Two
    In the second part of his northern report Charles Lillard describes northwestern B.C. In many ways this is B.C.'s true frontier. By Charles Lillard - page 24.
  • Alpine: The Last Outpost
    Stunted and windblown, trees form the dominant feature of the high-elevation alpine landscape. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 22.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Ken Farquharson
    Ken Farquharson analyzes the B.C. forest landscape from an environmentalist's point of view and comes up with some challenging observations. By Gord Price - page 14 .

  • Letters To The Editor - page 32.
  • Collections
    From springboards to wood gas, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. Edited by Michael Gregson - page 8.
  • People: Andy Dick
    Once a builder of steel warships, today Andy Dick is a builder of the graceful cedar canoe of the Coast Salish Indians. By Grant Ellis - page 30.
  • Forest Habitat: The Calypso Orchid
    When the famous American naturalist John Muir first saw this enchanting orchid he is said to have "shed tears of pure joy over its beauty." By Enid K. Lemon - page 34.

  • The Canadian Forestry Association of British Columbia
    The CFA is dedicated to the principle that our forest resource should be conscientiously managed for the benefit of future generations. By Gord Price - page 21.
  • The Deadly Enemy
    Although nature is responsible for many forest fires, another deadly enemy of the forests is the people who travel into the woods and unwittingly create fire hazards. - page 17.

1978 Winter - Volume 2, Number 4 - (6304 KB)

  • ForesTalk Interviews F.L.C. Reed
    Les Reed is one of Canada's foremost forest economists, and he comments freely on the nature of B.C.'s forests and on our province's forest economy. By Gord Price - page 3.
  • The Road North
    Roughly 67 per cent of B.C.'s timber is located north of the Yellowhead Highway - but trees aren't the north's only resource. This is the first of a two-part report on B.C.'s northland. By Charles Lillard - page 6.
  • British Columbia Wood Products: Where Do They All Go?
    A quick rundown of where B.C.'s timber products finally end up. By Gord Price - page 15.
  • Succession: The Pond Story
    A pond is a living ecosystem, created by the forest and ultimately reclaimed by it. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 18.
  • Intensive Forestry: Where the Questions  Get Answered
    Just what is forest research anyway? And is it really that important? By Peter Grant - page 20.

  • Letters To The Editor - page 26.
  • Collections
    From cedar clothing to CPR strawberries, there's more to the forests than meets the axe. Edited by Michael Gregson - page 12.
  • People: Ella Frye
    After 45 years of setting traps, this lady trapper is finally planning to hang up her snowshoes. By Ray Wormald - page 26.
  • FOREST HABITAT: Camouflage
    Concealment by disguise has been part of the animal kingdom for millions of years. By Enid K. Lemon - page 29.

1978 Fall - Volume 2, Number 3 - (5969 KB)

  • Balkan Invader
    If left unchecked, in ten years time a thistle-like weed - knapweed - could spread over most of the grazing lands in the B.C. interior and squeeze out the cattle industry. By Richard Thomas Wright - page 3.
  • ForesTalk Interviews Jack Munro
    In B.C. there are 42,000 workers in forest products industries who are members of the International Woodworkers of America. President of the Union is Jack Munro. By Jean Sorensen - page 8.
  • Taking Inventory: From Saddles to Satellites
    Maintaining a thorough inventory of our forests is essential to good forest management. But there is more than one way to count a tree. By Grant Ellis - page 11.
  • The Rotting Log
    The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, and slowly, a discarded log on the forest floor returns to the soil. Photo essay by Gary and Judy Green - page 16.
  • Prince George Grown On Trees
    Barely 25 years ago Prince George was a small, boisterous frontier community. Today, the wooden sidewalks are gone and Prince George has become a world centre for pulp and lumber production. By Bryan McGill - page 18.

  • Letters To The Editor - page 28.
  • Collections
    From fish in the tree tops to trees in your cocktail, there's more to the forest than meets the axe. Edited by Michael Gregson - page 24.
  • People: Tom Brooks
    On TV it only takes 30 minutes a week, but this real life beachcomber is on the water up to 16 hours a day hunting down wayward logs. By L.S. Grant - page 26.
  • FOREST HABITAT: The Crows Of The Forests
    "If men wore feathers and wings, very few would be clever enough to be crows." By Enid K. Lemon - page 29.

1978 Summer - Volume 2, Number 2 - (8665 KB)

  • Chewers Of Wood
    The mountain pine beetle is not exactly eating us out of house and home, but its appetite for mature lodgepole pine makes it one of B.C.'s most destructive insects. By Tony Gregson - page 3.
  • Intensive Forest Management:  Its Time Has Come
    Managing second-growth timber is a lifetime job - for the lifetime of the trees, that is. More intensive forest management of second-growth timber is required to offset a projected decline in B.C.'s timber supply. By Cameron Young - page 10.
  • A Perspective on Forest Policy
    Part II of this article looks at the new forest and range legislation intended to strengthen B.C.'s forest economy and to improve multiple-use forest management. By Jean Sorensen - page 21.

  • Letters To The Editor - page 7.
  • Collections
    From elephants to tinpants, there's more to the forests than meets the ax. Edited by Michael Gregson - page 19.
  • People: Les Kerr
    B.C.'s number one forest fire fighter. By Ray Wormald - page 26.
  • FOREST HABITAT: The Original Paper Makers
    Wasps were the first, and are possibly still the best paper makers in the world. By Enid Lemon - page 28.

  • 10 Steps Of Intensive Forest Management
    Forest management is not as simple as one, two, three, but the 10 steps highlight the main components of intensive forestry. - page 15.
  • Seeing Through The Trees
    A group called WEDGE is promoting an innovative approach to forest education. By Mack Pudgio - page 25.

1978 Spring - Volume 2, Number 1 - (6427 KB)

  • Closing the Gap
    The widening gap between government, industry, labour and environmental organizations is being reversed. By Cameron Young - page 3.
  • A Perspective on Forest Policy
    The phenomenal growth of British Columbia's forest industry has in large measure been made possible through application of forest policy. Today, we are at the crossroads. By Jean Sorensen - page 10.
  • Decision on the Tsitika
    It's still a major issue, but never before have so many people co-operated so fully towards resolving the land use question. By Michael Gregson - page 20.
  • FOREST HABITAT - Nature's Blanket
    For many people, snow is both a pest and a pleasure. For nature to accomplish her task, it's essential. By Enid K. Lemon - page 28.

  • Letters to the Editor - page 17.
  • People by Ray Wormald - page 18.
  • Collections Edited by Michael Gregson - page 25.

  • How a Tree Grows An educational journey on the growth of trees. - page 7.
  • Metrics - page 27.

1977 Fall - Volume 1, Number 4 - (7285 KB)

  • Cut Along the Dotted Line
    A review of the 'Coast Logging Guidelines', introduced to British Columbia five years ago, reveals the dramatic impact they have had on the practice of forestry in the province. By Cameron Young - page 6.
  • Streamside Logging
    No two timber harvesting areas are the same. This is especially true when streams with fish habitat potential are involved. The considerations are many, the solutions must be tailor made. by Gord Price - page 14.
  • Damaging Dead-heads
    Floating logs, stumps, trash and bleach bottles. Who's responsible for this water-borne garbage and what's being done about it? By Jean Sorensen - page 22.
  • FOREST HABITAT - Mushrooms Toadstools and Fungi
    The forest floor is a great source of food, but they can be dangerous, even deadly. By Enid Lemon - page 31.

  • Letters to the Editor - page 13.
  • People by Ray Wormald - page 20.
  • Collections Edited by Michael Gregson - page 29.

1977 Summer - Volume 1, Number 3 - (3594 KB)

  • To Grow Beef You Need Grass
    Government management of our Crown rangeland in the past has left much to be desired. New policies reflect a change of thinking, the government is finally listening. By Tony Gregson. - page 3.
  • Letters to the Editor - page 9.
  • The Talk of Smithers
    Public participation, it's happening in Smithers. The area under study is 1.4 million acres of forests, mountains and streams. By Cameron Young. - page 11.
  • Conflict or Compromise
    Vancouver Island, where resource extraction was first pioneered, where demands from various users are intense, the limits have been reached. By Gord Price. - page 16.
  • Environmental Education
    From the many conservation and environmental organizations, school classrooms and corporate boardrooms, to the halls of government, there is a new awareness. By Gerry Graham. - page 20.
  • FOREST HABITAT - The Beaver
    Nature's loggers, beavers are natural resource managers. Whether its dam building or practising conservation, they do it better than man. By Enid K. Lemon. - page 24.

1977 Spring - Volume 1, Number 2 - (3407 KB)

  • Insect Invasion
    What do you do with a million acres of insect-ridden trees? Here are some options for consideration. By Gerry Graham. - Photos by D. Woodske, R. Salmon, J. Challenger. - page 3.
  • The Stein Basin Study
    Limited resource development vs. complete preservation. The situation isn't new, but it's being repeated again in the Stein River Valley. By Mamie Huckvale, Photos by J. Challenger. - page 8.
  • Hewers of Wood, Drawers of Water
    If you live in Victoria or Vancouver, you can thank the forests for abundant supplies of cheap, tasty , pure water. By Gord Price, Photos by J. Challenger. - page 12.
  • Protecting the Forest Environment
    Changes in government policy during the last 10 years have resulted in more protection for forest resources, but problems remain. By Cameron Young. - page 15.
  • A Clear-Cut Issue
    Clearcutting. It's beneficia1 to even-aged forest management, but sometimes difficult to understand. By Len Webster. Photos by B. Davies, J. Challenger, D. Woodske. - page 17.
  • Letters to the Editor - page 21.
  • FOREST HABITAT - The Black Bear
    From royalty to teddy bears, the Black Bear has a history of its own. Photo and story by Enid Lemon. - page 22.

1976 Fall/Winter - Volume 1, Number 1 - (2489 KB)

  • The Sayward Forest by Ray Wormald - page 3.
  • Planning and Forest Management by Gerry Graham - page 6.
  • The Benefits of Planning Photo Story - page 10.
  • People Make the Difference by Len Webster - page 12.
  • Wilderness Recreation Sites by Gord Price - page16.

1975 Summer - Volume 3, Number 2 - (5084 KB)

  • The Last Forestalk - page 3.
  • Silent Destruction by Ray Wormald - page 4.
  • Why Starve In A Land Of Plenty by Adam F. Szczawinski - page 7.
  • Streambank Ecology by J.P. Kimmins - page 10.
  • Toquart: A New Model for Resource Studies by A.G. Dagg - page 13.

1975 Spring - Volume 3, Number 1 - (4343 KB)

  • Coastal Debris by Ray Wormald - page 3.
  • The Role of Research by G. Graham - page 7.
  • Building With Logs in the 70's by A. Mackie - page 10.
  • Industry: A Long Cold Winter by R. Wormald and G. Graham - page 13.

1974 Winter - Volume 2, Number 4 - (2943 KB)

  • Living With the Markets: A Struggle For Survival by A.G. Dagg - page 2.
  • Reforestation Interview - page 7.
  • Burns Lake by G. Graham - page 10.
  • When the Fires Stop by Ray Wormald - page 14.

1974Fall - Volume 2, Number 3 - (2683 KB)

  • To Eat or Not to Eat: Mushroom Dilemma by Adam F. Szczawinski - page 2.
  • Slash Burning: Effective, Economical and Sometimes Controversial by J.P. Kimmins;  A.B. Mitchell; Council of Forest Industries - page 5.
  • Woodland Caribou: An international effort to save their habitat by A.G. Dagg - page 9.
  • Mica Dam by Ray Wormald - page 13.
  • Detonating Cord: New Development in a Never-Ending Battle by G. Graham - page 14.

1974 Summer - Volume 2, Number 2 - (3648 KB)

  • An Armchair Visit to the Skagit Valley by Ray Wormald - page 3.
  • All Resources Considered in Logging Plans by J.G. Bullen - page 6.
  • Taking the Bumps Out Of Roughing It - page 11.
  • Lessons Learned From The Eden Forest Fire - page 13.
  • A Classroom goes to the Forest - page 16.

1974 Spring - Volume 2, Number 1 - (4263 KB)

  • Government Buys Kootenay Forest Complex at Bargain Price - page 3.
  • Appraised Timber Royalties Advocated - page 6.
  • British Columbia's Forest Museum by Ray Wormald - page 10.
  • Rangeland Management by A.H Bawtree; E.R. Smith; M.L. Beets - page 13.
  • "Good Seed Does Not Cost, It Pays" by Alan L. Orr-Ewing - page 17.

1973 Winter - Volume 1, Number 3 - (3186 KB)

  • What Price Development - page 3.
  • Many Values in Community Tree Farm Licence - page 6.
  • The Forest Service Fleet: A Versatile Force by Ray Wormald - page 8.
  • The Search is on for "Faster" Forests by Ernie Perrault - page 11.
  • The Okanagan Forest - page 13.

1973 Autumn - Volume 1, Number 2 - (2835 KB)

  • New Name and Improved Prognosis for Ailing Patient: Canadian Cellulose Company - page 3.
  • Chilliwack Forest: Serving All Interests - page 8.
  • The Excesses and Shortages of Chips by Ray Wormald - page 10.
  • Clean-up Now Probable for Nechako Reservoir - page 12.
  • The Christmas Tree Harvest - page 14.

1973 Summer - Volume 1, Number 1 - (2882 KB)

  • Government takeover brings new life to Ocean Falls - page 4.
  • Sayward Forest: Land of Many Uses - page 8.
  • Timber Harvest to Yield More Revenue - page 10.
  • New Rules and A New Technique for Slash Burning - page 12.
  • Ecological Reserves: What are they and where are they? - page 14.

Land B.C. Resource Magazine 1975 September - Volume 1, Number 1 - (4933 KB)

- the only issue produced -
  • Land Use Decisions by Alistair Crerar - page 3.
  • Okanagan Valley: A Question of Water by Frank Appelbe - page 7.
  • Commitment to the Future by Rod Cameron - page 11.
  • Keeping the Options Open by Marnie Huckvale - page 14.
  • Forest Camps by Ray Wormald - page 18.
  • After the Dust Settles by R.J. Chick Childerhose - page 21.

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