As declared by the United Nations, Saturday March 21st is the International Day of Forests. The event provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.
Fun Canadian forest fact: how many Canadian provinces or territories lack forest cover? Post your answer as a comment below and be the first person to claim bragging rights to a correct answer!
Any understanding of Canada’s forests must include a sensitivity to the past, so the Canadian Forest History Preservation Project is happy to announce the publication of an archival donation guide. Written to redirect forest-history primary-sources away from the landfill and into the archives, it was published as an “Old Growth” column in the November/December issue of The Forestry Chronicle.
The guide helps prospective donors decide whether their material has archival value or not, and if so, how to make a donation and what to expect of the process.
The guide is brought to you by NiCHE, the Canadian Forest Service and the Forest History Association of British Columbia.
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- Archival Donation: Western Forest Products - July 26, 2016
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- History mysteries at the Association of BC Forest Professionals Meeting - August 11, 2014
- June is Forest History Month: Special issue of the Forestry Chronicle. - June 6, 2014
- Archival donation: the Dr Hubert William Ferdinand Bunce fonds. - May 26, 2014
- Adventures along the archival commodity chain: the Truck Loggers Convention. - May 2, 2014
- A rare event: forest history on the sports pages. - March 30, 2014
- Book Launch: A History of Forestry in Canada - March 10, 2014
- Announcing another archival donation: the Douglas Rickson fonds. - January 12, 2014