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Promotional film. "Young men building huts in a nearly completed camp. Fire fighting practice. Building a bridge abutment. Splitting shakes with a froe. Snag falling. Bucking firewood. Men fighting a fire with hand tools and a bulldozer. After fire, men showering, having haircuts and washing up. [Close-up of] grub --meal on plate. Pay parade. [Long shot of] scenery on Vancouver Island. This short film was intended to interest young men in a career with the Forest Service, or a summer's employment." (Colin Browne)

[British Columbia Ministry of Forests stock shots]

Thie series consists of an extensive collection of stock shots, depicting a wide range of B.C. Forest Service and Ministry of Forests activities and related subjects. Compiled from footage shot for a variety of purposes, the material was retained for potential use as stock footage in BC Forest Service and Ministry of Forests film productions and TV spots. Some footage was also loaned out for TV news use.

[British Columbia Forest Branch / Forest Service collection] : [film footage]

The sub-series consists of miscellaneous film footage and out-takes shot by the B.C. Forest Branch or the B.C. Forest Service, as well as the Forest Service film productions THE GREAT FIRE (1938) and TIMBER IS A CROP (made between 1939 and 1945). Subjects depicted include: alpine scenery; ceremonies at Peace Arch Park; construction of logging and forest access roads; Davis rafts; donkey engines; fire lookouts; fish hatcheries; Forest Service vessels; Forest Branch/Forest Service activities and personnel; forest fire fighting; Green Timbers Nursery; heavy equipment in use; horse logging; Junior Forest Wardens summer camp; land clearing; log booms; logging (including high-riggers and falling, bucking, yarding, skidding and loading of logs); logging camps; logging railways; logging trucks; New Westminster May Day celebrations (194-); portable sawmills; provincial parks; railway tie making; recreational camping; reforestation; silviculture; skiing on Mt. Seymour; slash burning; tree planting; and wildlife.

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

[Aircraft fighting and spotting fires]

Stock shots. Footage includes: lookout man spotting fires; views from patrol plane checking fire location; aerial views of Lillooet-Pavilion area, Fraser River, Adams Lake; bird-dog plane and Avenger airtankers over fire; scens at Kamloops tanker base (dispatcher at work, air crew playing baseball, then rushing to get aircraft airborne); more shots of tanker over fire.

[British Columbia Forest Service activities : road marking, snag falling, etc.]

Stock shots. Sequences showing crews painting road markings and falling snags on hillside. Also include footage of data computing, radio communication, parachute drop, Ranger School, construction of Okanagan Lake Park, planting at Duncan Forest Nursery, and a helicopter transporting a load of lumber to the location of a fire lookout station.

[Blasting ; log dump scenes]

Stock shots. Footage includes: powder man preparing to blast section of rock; dumping truckloads of at the Port hardy log dumping ground; caterpillar tractors shifting logs and moving earth; more drilling and blasting; more log dump scenes.

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