Forest History Association of British Columbia Newsletter listing


This newsletter is the official organ of the Forest History Association of British Columbia. Formed in 1982, the association's interests cover a wide spectrum -- from the history of people and machines to the evolution of forest resource management and associated social and political aspects. The association encourages the collection, preservation, cataloguing, and use of historical material related to the conservation, management, and utilization of the forests of the province. The Forest History Association of B.C. publishes a newsletter containing articles, news items, lists of recent publications, book reviews, notices of meetings, and requests for information.

Please visit the Forest History Association of British Columbia website (http://www.fhabc.org/) for a full listing of their newsletters and information about the Association itself.

No. 91/92 - Spring/Summer 2011 - PDF file (749KB)

  • May 2011 Memoriams, John Robert (Jack) Long, Lorne F. Swannell
  • Vladimir J. Krajina: A "Forester" With Soul - Barbara J. Coupé
  • More Poetry in the Woods - Barbara Coupé
  • Books, Links and Such

No. 90 - February 2011 - PDF file (604KB)

  • George Dashwood, 1912 - 2010
  • One Billion Trees Planted - Stan Chester
  • Poetry in the Woods - Barbara Coupé
  • Books, Links and Such

No. 89 - September 2010 - PDF file (441KB)

  • Another Nimpkish Wind Story - Hubert Bunce
  • Jan Selsing and the Morice Block Cruise of 1955 - Tony Robinson
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron: Rendez Vous 2010 - Doug Mitchell
  • Books, Links and Such

No. 88 - July 2010 - PDF file (1400KB)

  • Editor's Comments - Barbara Coupé
  • Prince George Conference Synopsis
  • Conference Luncheon Speech - Mel McConaghy
  • In Memorium - George Edward Matheson
  • Nimpkish Wind - Jack Ker

No. 87 - July 2009 - PDF file (1900KB)

  • Congratulations Dr Mike Apsey
  • Bear Stories - Bjorn Norheim
  • Born for the Job - Bill McGhee
  • Annual Conference (in Prince George) - Exploring Our Roots: Forest History in Our Communities

No. 86 - January 2009 - PDF file (290KB)

  • Thank you - Editorial - Barbara Coupé
  • 2008 AGM Minutes
  • Harry Gardner, Cariboo Logging Pioneer - Gaeil Farrar
  • Of Slacklines and other Tales of the Rigging - Garry Mancell

No. 85 - August 2008 - PDF file (104KB)

  • Squamish Valley Forest Industry Heritage Activities - Eric Andersen
  • Exploring The Future of Forest History in BC - Emily Jane Davis
  • John Davidson: The Legacy of a Canadian Botanist - David Brownstein
  • Recent Publications
  • New FHABC website and online newsletters
  • New Newsletter Editor

No. 84 - August 2007 - PDF file (106KB)

  • 2007 AGM Report
  • Aleza Lake Research Forest Archival Records - Tara Rogers
  • FHABC Web Site and Online Newsletters
  • Prince George Area Chronology - R.B. Carter
  • Canadian Institute of Forestry News
  • Recent Publications
  • Obituary: Charles Johnson
  • Alan R. Fraser - Jack Ker

No. 83 - August 2007 - PDF file (107KB)

  • 2007 AGM Announcement
  • Whistler Forest History Project - John Hammons
  • The Tee Fire at Muncho Lake - Edo Nyland
  • Hungarians Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Arrival at UBC

No. 82 - May 2007 - PDF file (327KB)

  • Meeting Announcements
  • The Sopron Division of the Faculty of Forestry - Antal Kozak
  • Fifty Years On - Joseph Bako
  • News Items

No. 81 - December 2006 - PDF file (107KB)

  • FHABC AGM report
  • Obituaries
  • Index to B.C. Forest History Newsletters 61 - 80
  • Inventory's Annus Horridus, 1955 – An Addendum - Gerhard Eichel
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron News

No. 80 - August 2006 - PDF file (140KB)

  • In memoriam – Inventory’s Annus horridus, 1955 - Gerhard Eichel
  • History of Western Forest Industries Limited, Gordon River Logging Division
  • The Pemberton - Sheppard - Sayward indenture

No. 79 - April 2006 - PDF file (109KB)

  • Forestry in the Chilliwack District - J.A. Mahood
  • Obituary: Gerald Smedley Andrews
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron news

No. 78 - December 2005 - PDF file (103KB)

  • FHABC AGM report
  • A brief history of Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Park - Kerry Joy
  • Chronological history of Rayonier Canada Limited - Rayonier

No. 77 - August 2005 - PDF file (106KB)

  • Forest history meets ecology: understanding the present from the past - Audrey Pearson
  • Starting out in the Forest Surveys and Inventory Division - Gerhard Eichel
  • Celebrating my eighteenth birthday - Ralph Schmidt
  • Goings on at Lake Cowichan - John Parminter
  • Timber cruising - Jack Ker

No. 76 - April 2005 - PDF file (105KB)

  • The Burman River fly camp - Ralph Schmidt
  • James R. Anderson, B.C. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and forest policy advocate - David Brownstein
  • Lemon Lookout lives again: update - Stuart MacCuaig
  • 75 years of reforestation celebrated on April 17, 2005 at Green Timbers

No. 75 - December 2004 - PDF file (110KB)

  • FHABC AGM report
  • The cougar sisters: a brief review from portals of the past - Donald Ream
  • Recollections of Howard Rustad - Bill McGhee
  • Obituary: Tom Wright

No. 74 - August 2004 - PDF file (104KB)

  • The Cowichan Lake Research Station turns 75 - John Parminter and Don Carson
  • Queest Mtn. Lookout revisited - Al Schutz
  • From horses to helicopters - Jack Carradice
  • Obituary: Ken Drushka

No. 73 - March 2004 - PDF file (105KB)

  • Tales from the West Coast of Vancouver Island - Jack Ker
  • BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1966 - 1978 - Geoff Bate
  • Obituary: Geoff Bate

No. 72 - November 2003 - PDF file (104KB)

  • FHABC AGM report
  • Lemon Lookout lives again - Stuart MacCuaig
  • BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1953 - 1965 - Geoff Bate
  • Logger math

No. 71 - September 2003 - PDF file (199KB)

  • Queest Mtn. Lookout dismantled - Heather Persson
  • Recollections of a Forest Ranger on the Coast 65 years ago - Ross Douglas

No. 70 - May 2003 - PDF file (98KB)

  • History of the Society of Consulting Foresters of British Columbia, part two - Rudi Kind and G. Wayne Coombs
  • FHABC honours and awards presented BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1950 - 1953 - Geoff Bate

No. 69 - February 2003 - PDF file (132KB)

  • History of the Society of Consulting Foresters of British Columbia, part one - Rudi Kind and G. Wayne Coombs
  • FHABC honours and awards night announcement BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1948 - 1950 - Geoff Bate

No. 68 - November 2002 - PDF file (136KB)

  • Cutting up the far north - John Parminter
  • FHABC AGM report
  • “Spartree” video available for purchase
  • Book review: “Wildfire Wars” by Keith Keller - Geoff Bate

No. 67 - August 2002 - PDF file (144KB)

  • The De Dietrich/Trew family in North America - D. Michael Trew
  • Forest history and the Forest Service Ranger School - Geoff Bate

No. 66 - June 2002 - PDF file (137KB)

  • Growing up in the interior, part two - Dave Wallinger
  • Martin Mars, “God of Rain” - Dirk Septer

No. 65 - March 2002 - PDF file (107KB)

  • Growing up in the interior, part one - Dave Wallinger
  • Forest History Society to set up Canadian office
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron news

No. 64 - November 2001 - PDF file (102KB)

  • FHABC AGM report
  • Forest History Society Board Meeting, October 2001
  • Volunteers restore cabin (on Murtle Lake, Wells Gray Park)
  • S.M. Simpson Ltd.

No. 63 - May 2001 - PDF file (106KB)

  • Replanting efforts by the predecessor companies of MacMillan Bloedel during the interwar period, part two - Sen Wang
  • A winter’s tale - Hank Horn

No. 62 - March 2001 - PDF file (100KB)

  • Replanting efforts by the predecessor companies of MacMillan Bloedel during the interwar period, part one - Sen Wang
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron news
  • Obituary: Bill Moore

No. 61 - December 2000 - PDF file (100KB)

  • The Tiehack, part two - Geoff Marples
  • FHABC AGM report
  • Index to numbers 41 - 60

No. 60 - August 2000 - PDF file (101KB)

  • The tiehack (1) - Geoff Marples
  • The saga of Clancy Haldane - Hank Horn

No. 59 - June 2000 - PDF file (100KB)

  • The life and times of Richard Hugh Spilsbury (2) - Richard Spilsbury
  • Destiny’s irresolute digit - Hank Horn

No. 58 - March 2000 - PDF file (101KB)

  • A private walk - Ron Jones
  • The life and times of Richard Hugh Spilsbury (1) - Richard Spilsbury

No. 57 - December 1999 - PDF file (95KB)

  • 100 years of federal forestry in British Columbia - Steve Taylor

No. 56 - October 1999 - PDF file (109KB)

  • Communing with nature – reflections on a forestry career (2) - Geoff Marples

No. 55 - June 1999 - PDF file (95KB)

  • Communing with nature – reflections on a forestry career (1) - Geoff Marples
  • Forestry and/or logging poetry from B.C. – a list - John Parminter

No. 54 - April 1999 - PDF file (96KB)

  • Fairchild Husky – the “made in B.C.” waterbomber - Dirk Septer
  • Fictional works set in the forests of B.C. - John Parminter
  • The Tugaway - Betty Dalzell

No. 53 - December 1998 - PDF file (98KB)

  • Red Morrison – another view (2) - Donald Ream, Jr.

No. 52 - May 1998 - PDF file (103KB)

  • Red Morrison – another view (1) - Donald Ream, Jr.
  • Book review: Sawlogs on steel rails - Patrick Hind

No. 51 - December 1997 - PDF file (98KB)

  • Riding on fate - Kevin Hunter
  • The Royal Commission on forestry at Burns Lake, Oct. 1955 - Ted Knight

No. 50 - May 1997 - PDF file (100KB)

  • James H. Parkin – portable sawmill pioneer - Tom Parkin
  • Book review: Home from the hill - Geoff Bate

No. 49 - December 1996 - PDF file (236KB)

  • Genoa Bay, 1920 – 1925 - Tom Barnett
  • More on axes - Allan Klenman
  • David Douglas and the Fort St. James connection - Bill Young

No. 48 - October 1996 - PDF file (106KB)

  • Milltown to Mill Lake: the Trethewey brothers - MSA Museum
  • British Columbia provincial forests - F.D. Mulholland

No. 47 - June 1996 - PDF file (97KB)

  • The B.C. Paper Manufacturing Co. - George McKnight

No. 46 - April 1996 - PDF file (104KB)

  • The giant fiefdom - Tony Robinson
  • Farmers to loggers: the Comox Logging Co. - Richard S. Mackie

No. 45 - January 1996 - PDF file (321KB)

  • A tale of a tree (the Cary fir) - John Parminter

No. 44 - October 1995 - PDF file (102KB)

  • The B.C. Forester: her life and times - Ralph Schmidt

No. 43 - June 1995 - PDF file (107KB)

  • Young ranger bands - Jack Long

No. 42 - April 1995 - PDF file (123KB)

  • Railway logging around Merritt - Jack Robinson
  • Book review: The legacy and the challenge - Terry Honer

No. 41 - December 1994 - PDF file (102KB)

  • Permanent street building on the Pacific coast - R.S. Perry

No. 40 - August 1994 - PDF file (99KB)

  • The Moneta affair, part two - W. Young
  • The “chain saw” or “undercutter” axe - Allan Klenman

No. 39 - April 1994 - PDF file (106KB)

  • B.C.'s best sawmill - Tom Barnett
  • More on the 1948 Kitimat cruise - Dick Vivian
  • The Moneta affair (1) - Bill Young

No. 38 - December 1993 - PDF file (659KB)

  • The Quinsam nursery - Jack Long
  • The BCFS - a history of regional organization - Bill Young

No. 37 - October 1993 - PDF file (626KB)

  • Encounters with the Bull of the Woods (2) - Bill McGhee

No. 36 - May 1993 - PDF file (618KB)

  • Encounters with the Bull of the Woods (1) - Bill McGhee
  • Red alert at Puntzi - Bob DeBoo

No. 35 - March 1993 - PDF file (600KB)

  • Cruising the Kitimat valley in 1948 - Dick Vivian

No. 34 - January 1993 - PDF file (675KB)

  • Personal recollections of B.C. forestry by an immigrant (2) - Phil Haddock
  • Jack Fleetwood - memories of my father - Bob DeBoo

No. 33 - September 1992 - PDF file (671KB)

  • Personal recollections of B.C. forestry by an immigrant (1) - Phil Haddock
  • The crash of the B.C. Forester - Gerry Burch

No. 32 - May 1992 - PDF file (659KB)

  • Regional fieldwork in the early 1950s (2) - Geoff Bate
  • Trevor Green - some memories of Lake Cowichan - Bob DeBoo
  • They were not stumped - Allan Klenman

No. 31 - April 1992 - PDF file (600KB)

  • The Forest History Association of B.C. - an outline history John Parminter

No. 30 - December 1991 - PDF file (806KB)

  • Regional fieldwork in the early 1950s (1) - Geoff Bate

No. 29 - September 1991 - PDF file (596KB)

  • The Anderson family and the Alberni valley - Jan Peterson

No. 28 [misnumbered as 27] - May 1991 - PDF file (567KB)

  • An introduction to cruising - 1948 - Dick Vivian
  • Loggers and lumbermen: pioneer settlers of Vancouver - Bill Young

No. 27 - March 1991 - PDF file (658KB)

  • Forestry in the upper Columbia and Kootenay (2) - Gil Cartwright
  • Bernard Churchill and the Ladysmith Railway Museum - Bob DeBoo

No. 26 - December 1990 - PDF file (687KB)

  • Forestry in the upper Columbia and Kootenay (1) - Gil Cartwright
  • Allan Klenman - Canada's axeman - Bob DeBoo

No. 25 - November 1990 - PDF file (658KB)

  • Early logging in the Alberni district - Dirk Septer
  • Vi Richmond - counting pinholes with Hec - Bob DeBoo

No. 24 - May 1990 - PDF file (619KB)

  • B.C. Forest Service Training School (1947) - Ralph Schmidt
  • The tie hacking industry in northwest B.C. - Bulkley Valley Museum

No. 23 - April 1990 - PDF file (676KB)

  • The Young Men's Forestry Training Plan - Harry Forse
  • The 1930s and the YFTP - a Burns Lake perspective - Jack Long
  • B.C. Marine - Allan Klenman

No. 22 - December 1989 - PDF file (641KB)

  • The Aleza Lake Forest Experiment Station - the early days - Bill Young
  • Early recollections - Braham Griffith
  • The flume and the flywheel - Bob Breadon

No. 21 - November 1989 - PDF file (599KB)

  • Shipping out with surveys - Dick Vivian
  • The Forest Ranger school - Geoff Bate

No. 20 - May 1989 - PDF file (550KB)

  • The Backwoods Baronet and the Golden Spruce - MacMillan Bloedel
  • Index to articles in newsletters 1 through 20

No. 19 - April 1989 - PDF file (688KB)

  • MAC and MAC: B.C.'s Pioneer Hardware - Allan Klenman
  • Book Review, Ties to Water: The History of Bull River in the East Kootenay - Dave Wallinger
  • The Lone Ranger - Jim Dunlop

No. 18 - December 1988 - PDF file (594KB)

  • A Major New Forest History Museum for British Columbia - Edo Nyland
  • Archival News
  • Junior Forest Wardens Mark 58 Years - Bill Myring

No. 17 - August 1988 - PDF file (522KB)

  • Recollections of a Forest Ranger on the Coast 50 Years Ago - Ross Douglas
  • David Douglas - The Last Letter
  • Reforestation, The First Day, A Sequel - Bill Young

No. 16 - May 1988 - PDF file (526KB)

  • What is a Forest? - Frank A. Waugh
  • Reforestation, The First Day - Bill Young

No. 15 - March 1988 - PDF file (549KB)

  • History of the Forest Industry, West Kootenays
  • The Green Timbers Plantations, A British Columbia Heritage - Bill Young

No. 14 - April 1987 - PDF file (794KB)

  • Reconnaissance in South Cassiar, 1913 - by A.M.O. Gold
  • Cotta's Preface - Heinrich Cotta (1817)

No. 13 - March 1986 - PDF file (686KB)

  • Forestry: Past, Present and Future - Part 2 of 2 - R.G. McKee, Deputy Minister of Forests, Talk to Annual Banquet, UBC Forest Club 1965
  • Jewish Historical Society: Leonard Frank Display

No. 12 - November 1985 - PDF file (930KB)

  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 4 of 4 - Hector Allan Richmond
  • The Skinner [Poem] - Harry W Laughy
  • Forestry: Past, Present and Future - Part 1 of 2 - R.G. McKee, Deputy Minister of Forests, Talk to Annual Banquet, UBC Forest Club 1965

No. 11 - June 1985 - PDF file (1100KB)

  • The Other Douglas and The Ill-Fated Journey to British Columbia
  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 3 of 4 - Hector Allan Richmond
  • Stewards of the People's Wealth: The Founding of British Columbia's Forest Branch, Part 3 of 3 - Thomas Roach

No. 10 - March 1985 - PDF file (1100KB)

  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 2 of 4 - Hector Allan Richmond
  • Stewards of the People's Wealth: The Founding of British Columbia's Forest Branch, Part 2 of 3 - Thomas Roach

No. 9 - November 1984 - PDF file (1100KB)

  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 1 of 4 - Hector Allan Richmond, Written in collaboration with John Harris, Robert F DeBoo and John Parminter
  • Stewards of the People's Wealth: The Founding of British Columbia's Forest Branch, Part 1 of 3 - Thomas Roach

No. 8 - April 1984 - PDF file (564KB)

  • Schmozzels, Steamboats and Sawmills - W.W. Baikie
  • Forestry Related Theses to 1974

No. 7 - February 1984 - PDF file (684KB)

  • Forest Service Dedicates Cowichan Lake Cookhouse as Heritage Building - Ingemar Karlsson
  • Oral History and Forest History in British Columbia - Peter W Chapman
  • A True bull story - A-believe-it-or-not incident with a team of oxen retold by logger Joe Thomson (as told by W.W. Baikie)

No. 6 - November 1983 - PDF file (665KB)

  • Daily Woods Wages in 1933
  • Into the Archives. A Brief History of the Western Laboratory in Vancouver, Part 2 of 2 - Fornitek Review
  • Biblical References to Forests
  • Early Forest Law
  • It has all happened before, or, Swedish Forest History - Jack Thirgood
  • Forest Management Challenges in BC, or, the more things change, the more they remain the same - Bill Young

No. 5 - April 1983 - PDF file (668KB)

  • The Colony of Vancouver Island - The First Major Timber Allocation - W Young
  • Early Logging Days on Denman Island, Part 3 of 3 - W Baikie

No. 4 - March 1983 - PDF file (599KB)

  • The Colony of Vancouver Island - Timber Allocation Policy - W Young
  • Early Logging Days on Denman Island, Part 2 of 3 - W Baikie

No. 3 - November 1982 - PDF file (468KB)

  • The Colony of Vancouver Island - Cutting Permits, Scaling, Stumpage, and Trespass - W Young
  • Early Logging Days on Denman Island, Part 1 of 3 - W Baikie
  • Logging Museum Underway at Silver Lake

No. 2 - June 1982 - PDF file (351KB)

  • T.S. Higginson, Crown Timber Agent, New Westminster - Edo Nyland

No. 1 - December 1981 - PDF file (577KB)

  • British Columbia Ministry of Forests Project 87
  • Big Tree Search - A.C. Carder
  • Logging Museum Under Development in Prince George

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