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The Forest Watchers

1975 25 min
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This 1975 documentary examines the challenges faced by the Canadian forestry industry, such as deforestation, pest control and forest fire.

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The Forest Watchers

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This 1975 documentary examines the challenges faced by the Canadian forestry industry, such as deforestation, pest control and forest fire.
  • director
    Peter Raymont
  • script
    Peter Raymont
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound
    Claude Lefebvre
  • editing
    Laurie Wright
  • music
    Larry Crosley

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Education

Ages 12 to 17
Discuss the importance of the forestry industry to Canada’s economy. Identify the threats to the forests as identified in the film. Discuss the importance of aerial photography and satellite imagery to the forestry industry. Research the devastating effects on forests caused by the spruce budworm and sulphur dioxide gas pollution. Brainstorm possible solutions to these problems given the better technology available today.
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