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Treasure of the Forest

Treasure of the Forest

| 12 min

From the Canada Carries On series, this archival film is about the industries that draw their wealth from the raw material supplied by Canada's forests. Filmed in the rain forests of the British Columbia coast, it shows how giant conifers are felled, transported by water routes to sawmills and cut into lumber or reduced to Canada's greatest single export, newsprint. Realization of the need for conservation has led to an extensive program of aerial stocktaking and a system of planned cutting and reforestation.

  • director
    Roger Blais
  • producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • script
    Stuart Nutter
  • commentary
    Tim Wilson
  • photography
    John Spotton
  • editing
    George Kaczender
  • sound editing
    Stuart Baker
    Joan Edward
  • narrator
    Bert Adkins


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Ages 10 to 11

Science - Environmental Science
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges

The teacher can ask students to put together an exhibition on Canada’s forests and describe the environmental impacts of the forestry industry. Suggest solutions to ensure exploitation of this resource that will not deplete forests. Create posters promoting paper recycling; in a conference format, present the forest products industry as a factor of continuity in Canada’s economic resources; talk about cities or regions in Canada that extract wood; make paper.

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