Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 27, No. 2

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 27, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...have been carried on during the past year by various lumbering firms owning timber limits in the Park. In cutting and removing the pine timber they are, of course, simply taking possession of their own property, which they have bought and paid for, though certainly one could wish that the methods of removal were not so tough and so detrimental to the remaining forest as they sometimes are. One of the greatest risks which a lumbering firm must run is the ever-threatening one of fire, and to assist in the prevention of fire is one of the most important duties of the stall of Park rangers. It is pleasing to be able to report that notwithstanding the extreme dryness of last summer, and the very serious fires which raged elsewhere in America, and even in some parts of Ontario, no damage was done to the timber in Algonquin Park. I am not aware that any fires whatever took place. This exemption is due not only to the efforts of the Park rangers and the fire-rangers employed by the Government and lumbering firms, but also to a growing carefulness on the part of the public in the use of fire while travelling through these wooded districts and an increasing desire to comply with the terms of the lawrespecting fire. One feature of the lumbering operations which seems to call for some comment is the building of dams on streams, usually at the outlet of lakes, for the purpose of raising the height of the water and so facilitating the " driving" of sawlogs. That this is a necessity in order to get the logs to market I willingly allow, and if certain precautions which I shall mention were adopted, there would be no objection whatever to the practice. But the effect of the waters of a lake being allowed to stand for a considerable length more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813553
  • 9781236813558