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Glen Patterson interview

The item is an audio recording of an interview with Glen Patterson.
T0509:0001 track 1: Mr. Patterson discusses his move to Nimpkish Valley as a fire warden, 1947; first sustained yield plan for the Nimpkish Valley, 1947-48; fire protection practices in the Nimpkish Valley; company attitudes toward forest conservation, 1940s; forest service view of company practices, 1940s. Changes in Nimpkish Valley forestry practices, 1947-56. Forestry reform brought about by the Sloan Commission Report, 1953-55. Progressive forestry practices of CFP in the Nimpkish Valley, 1947-56.
T0509:0001 track 2: Mr. Patterson discusses fire protection practices in the Nimpkish Valley, 1947-52; development of volume and yield tables for the Nimpkish Valley; tree farm license granted in the Nimpkish Valley, 1960; responsibilities of B.C. Forest Service and logging companies in forest management; public attitudes toward forest management; the work of forestry institutions at the provincial and national level; life in the Nimpkish Valley and description of Woss Camp, 1948-56.

T0509:0002 track 1: Mr. Patterson discusses women's lives in Woss camp, 1947-56 and the social divisions in camp life. (End of interview).

Thelma Godkin interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Thelma Godkin : a woman's view of working in the woods RECORDED: Saltair (B.C.), 1979-08-08 SUMMARY: Mrs. Godkin was born Thelma Emblem in Nanaimo. At the age of 17, she began working as a waitress in Malahat. Her father got her a job in the sawmill in Chemainus, and she worked as a sorter and a band saw operator. She was an IWA steward in the mill. She left the mill and preferring to work outside, she became the first women to work in the woods, as a whistle punk. She first worked for "Gyppo" operations, but because of her proficiency was hired on by the largest operation in the Chemainus area. She describes the attitudes of male workers to her entry into the logging industry; a near escape from a forest fire; the tasks she performed at work. TRACK 2: Working early shifts; her childhood and attitudes towards traditional women's work; and the entry of more women into the logging industry.

BCTV news : Egg fire at Fireside, B.C.

The item is a video copy of a BCTV news item of a forest fire near the BC/Yukon border: 15 miles wide, 400,000 acres of forest. Town of Fireside evacuated. Interviews with two residents -- all belongings lost, no insurance. Second largest fire in BC's history, with potential to become the largest.

CHEK-TV news : forest fire stock shots

The item is a video copy of CTV news footage. Shows stock footage of forest fires and forest fire fighting on Vancouver Island. Includes footage of: airtankers dropping fire retardent; burned-over areas; small towns at risk; testing of fire equipment; number of fires burning in the province; impact of lightning strikes; financial impact of forest fires in the province; rapattack crews in action; etc.

The man in the tower

Training film. Describes the training and duties of a Forest Service lookout man, and explains the assembly and use of the fire-finder.

Up in smoke : [out-takes]

Out-takes. Fighting a forest fire from the air and the ground, and the steps taken by the Forest Service to protect BC's forests from their "most dreaded enemy."

Fly camp fires

Training film. Illustrates the correct method of setting up a camp in the woods, and demonstrates the results of campfire carelessness.

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