Past Newsletters



Past Newsletters

Only paid members have access to our most recent newsletter.  However, for all others, here is an archive of past issues:

No. 98 – Fall 2016 – PDF File 3.7MB

  • The Kew Gardens Flagpoles and other Former Big Trees – John Parminter
  • Ex-BCFS Vessel Squadron 2016 Rendezvous – John Parminter
  • Mossom Boyd collection donated to several BC Museums – Tim Woodland
  • Powell River Forestry Heritage Update – Dave Florence
  • Significant Archival Donation from WFP – David Brownstein
  • Thank you to retiring board members
  • Forest Inventory Program History Updated – John Parminter

 

Newsletter archive

No. 97 – Summer 2015 – PDF File 233KB

  • AGM Announcement
  • Canadian Forest In Kostelec n. Cernymi lesy:  Personal remembrance of Professor Vladimer Krajina – Vladimir J. Korelus
  • B.C.’s Natural Disturbance Histories Digitized – John Parminter
  • I am Proud To Be Called a Dinosaur – Gerry Burch
  • It’s Time to Share Those Hidden Treasures – Ron Hyde
  • Book Review: Empty on the Swan – Ben Bradley
  • Request for Info: Forestry on Silver Star Mountain

No. 96 – Summer 2014 – PDF File 186KB

  • AGM Announcement
  • A Serpentine Tale – Jim Kinghorn
  • The Canadian Forest History Preservation Project
  • Minutes from the 2013 AGM
  • Books

No. 95 – Fall 2012 – PDF File 504KB

  • AGM Announcement
  • Life on a Ranger Station – Bill Dunbar
  • Books

No. 93/94 – Fall 2011/Spring 2012 – PDF File 520KB

  • Minutes of the FHABC Annual General Meeting – Stan Chester
  • Just Looking Around – John Parminter
  • Canadian Forest History Preservation Project Update – David Brownstein
  • Whistler Forest History Video Online – Jeff Slack
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron Rendezvous 2011
  • Request for Information on the Stoltze Logging Company
  • BC Forest Service Centenary
  • From the Pen of Gerhard H. Eichel
  • Books
  • In Memoriam, Ike Barber

No. 91/92 – Spring/Summer 2011 – PDF File 749KB

  • May 2011 Memoriams, John Robert (Jack) Long, Lorne F. Swannell
  • Vladimir J. Krajina: A “Forester” With Soul – Barbara J. Coupé
  • More Poetry in the Woods – Barbara Coupé
  • Books, Links and Such

No. 90 – February 2011 – PDF File 604KB

  • George Dashwood, 1912 – 2010
  • One Billion Trees Planted – Stan Chester
  • Poetry in the Woods – Barbara Coupé
  • Books, Links and Such

No. 89 – September 2010 – PDF File 441KB

  • Another Nimpkish Wind Story – Hubert Bunce
  • Jan Selsing and the Morice Block Cruise of 1955 – Tony Robinson
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron: Rendez Vous 2010 – Doug Mitchell
  • Books, Links and Such

No. 88 – July 2010 – PDF file 1400KB

  • Editor’s Comments – Barbara Coupé
  • Prince George Conference Synopsis
  • Conference Luncheon Speech – Mel McConaghy
  • In Memorium – George Edward Matheson
  • Nimpkish Wind – Jack Ker

No. 87 – July 2009 – PDF file 1900KB

  • Congratulations Dr Mike Apsey
  • Bear Stories – Bjorn Norheim
  • Born for the Job – Bill McGhee
  • Annual Conference (in Prince George) – Exploring Our Roots: Forest History in Our Communities

No. 86 – January 2009 – PDF file 290KB

  • Thank you – Editorial – Barbara Coupé
  • 2008 AGM Minutes
  • Harry Gardner, Cariboo Logging Pioneer – Gaeil Farrar
  • Of Slacklines and other Tales of the Rigging – Garry Mancell

No. 85 – August 2008 – PDF file 104KB

  • Squamish Valley Forest Industry Heritage Activities – Eric Andersen
  • Exploring The Future of Forest History in BC – Emily Jane Davis
  • John Davidson: The Legacy of a Canadian Botanist – David Brownstein
  • Recent Publications
  • New FHABC website and online newsletters
  • New Newsletter Editor

No. 84 – August 2007 – PDF file 106KB

  • 2007 AGM Report
  • Aleza Lake Research Forest Archival Records – Tara Rogers
  • FHABC Web Site and Online Newsletters
  • Prince George Area Chronology – R.B. Carter
  • Canadian Institute of Forestry News
  • Recent Publications
  • Obituary: Charles Johnson
  • Alan R. Fraser – Jack Ker

No. 83 – August 2007 – PDF file 107KB

  • 2007 AGM Announcement
  • Whistler Forest History Project – John Hammons
  • The Tee Fire at Muncho Lake – Edo Nyland
  • Hungarians Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Arrival at UBC

No. 82 – May 2007 – PDF file 327KB

  • Meeting Announcements
  • The Sopron Division of the Faculty of Forestry – Antal Kozak
  • Fifty Years On – Joseph Bako
  • News Items

No. 81 – December 2006 – PDF file 107KB

  • FHABC AGM report
  • Obituaries
  • Index to B.C. Forest History Newsletters 61 – 80
  • Inventory’s Annus Horridus, 1955 – An Addendum – Gerhard Eichel
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron News

No. 80 – August 2006 – PDF file 140KB

  • In memoriam – Inventory’s Annus horridus, 1955 – Gerhard Eichel
  • History of Western Forest Industries Limited, Gordon River Logging Division
  • The Pemberton – Sheppard – Sayward indenture

No. 79 – April 2006 – PDF file 109KB

  • Forestry in the Chilliwack District – J.A. Mahood
  • Obituary: Gerald Smedley Andrews
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron news

No. 78 – December 2005 – PDF file 103KB

  • FHABC AGM report
  • A brief history of Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Park – Kerry Joy
  • Chronological history of Rayonier Canada Limited – Rayonier

No. 77 – August 2005 – PDF file 106KB

  • Forest history meets ecology: understanding the present from the past – Audrey Pearson
  • Starting out in the Forest Surveys and Inventory Division – Gerhard Eichel
  • Celebrating my eighteenth birthday – Ralph Schmidt
  • Goings on at Lake Cowichan – John Parminter
  • Timber cruising – Jack Ker

No. 76 – April 2005 – PDF file 105KB

  • The Burman River fly camp – Ralph Schmidt
  • James R. Anderson, B.C. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and forest policy advocate – David Brownstein
  • Lemon Lookout lives again: update – Stuart MacCuaig
  • 75 years of reforestation celebrated on April 17, 2005 at Green Timbers

No. 75 – December 2004 – PDF file 110KB

  • FHABC AGM report
  • The cougar sisters: a brief review from portals of the past – Donald Ream
  • Recollections of Howard Rustad – Bill McGhee
  • Obituary: Tom Wright

No. 74 – August 2004 – PDF file 104KB

  • The Cowichan Lake Research Station turns 75 – John Parminter and Don Carson
  • Queest Mtn. Lookout revisited – Al Schutz
  • From horses to helicopters – Jack Carradice
  • Obituary: Ken Drushka

No. 73 – March 2004 – PDF file 105KB

  • Tales from the West Coast of Vancouver Island – Jack Ker
  • BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1966 – 1978 – Geoff Bate
  • Obituary: Geoff Bate

No. 72 – November 2003 – PDF file 104KB

  • FHABC AGM report
  • Lemon Lookout lives again – Stuart MacCuaig
  • BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1953 – 1965 – Geoff Bate
  • Logger math

No. 71 – September 2003 – PDF file 199KB

  • Queest Mtn. Lookout dismantled – Heather Persson
  • Recollections of a Forest Ranger on the Coast 65 years ago – Ross Douglas

No. 70 – May 2003 – PDF file 98KB

  • History of the Society of Consulting Foresters of British Columbia, part two – Rudi Kind and G. Wayne Coombs
  • FHABC honours and awards presented BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1950 – 1953 – Geoff Bate

No. 69 – February 2003 – PDF file 132KB

  • History of the Society of Consulting Foresters of British Columbia, part one – Rudi Kind and G. Wayne Coombs
  • FHABC honours and awards night announcement BCFS Ranger School Graduates 1948 – 1950 – Geoff Bate

No. 68 – November 2002 – PDF file 136KB

  • Cutting up the far north  – John Parminter
  • FHABC AGM report
  • “Spartree” video available for purchase
  • Book review: “Wildfire Wars” by Keith Keller – Geoff Bate

No. 67 – August 2002 – PDF file 144KB

  • The De Dietrich/Trew family in North America – D. Michael Trew
  • Forest history and the Forest Service Ranger School – Geoff Bate

No. 66 – June 2002 – PDF file 137KB

  • Growing up in the interior, part two – Dave Wallinger
  • Martin Mars, “God of Rain” – Dirk Septer

No. 65 – March 2002 – PDF file 107KB

  • Growing up in the interior, part one – Dave Wallinger
  • Forest History Society to set up Canadian office
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron news

No. 64 – November 2001 – PDF file 102KB

  • FHABC AGM report
  • Forest History Society Board Meeting, October 2001
  • Volunteers restore cabin (on Murtle Lake, Wells Gray Park)
  • S.M. Simpson Ltd.

No. 63 – May 2001 – PDF file 106KB

  • Replanting efforts by the predecessor companies of MacMillan Bloedel during the interwar period, part two – Sen Wang
  • A winter’s tale – Hank Horn

No. 62 – March 2001 – PDF file 100KB

  • Replanting efforts by the predecessor companies of MacMillan Bloedel during the interwar period, part one – Sen Wang
  • Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron news
  • Obituary: Bill Moore

No. 61 – December 2000 – PDF file 100KB

  • The Tiehack, part two – Geoff Marples
  • FHABC AGM report
  • Index to numbers 41 – 60

No. 60 – August 2000 – PDF file 101KB

  • The tiehack (1) – Geoff Marples
  • The saga of Clancy Haldane – Hank Horn

No. 59 – June 2000 – PDF file 100KB

  • The life and times of Richard Hugh Spilsbury (2) – Richard Spilsbury
  • Destiny’s irresolute digit – Hank Horn

No. 58 – March 2000 – PDF file 101KB

  • A private walk – Ron Jones
  • The life and times of Richard Hugh Spilsbury (1) – Richard Spilsbury

No. 57 – December 1999 – PDF file 95KB

  • 100 years of federal forestry in British Columbia – Steve Taylor

No. 56 – October 1999 – PDF file 109KB

  • Communing with nature – reflections on a forestry career (2) –  Geoff Marples

No. 55 – June 1999 – PDF file 95KB

  • Communing with nature – reflections on a forestry career (1) – Geoff Marples
  • Forestry and/or logging poetry from B.C. – a list – John Parminter

No. 54 – April 1999 – PDF file 96KB

  • Fairchild Husky – the “made in B.C.” waterbomber – Dirk Septer
  • Fictional works set in the forests of B.C. – John Parminter
  • The Tugaway – Betty Dalzell

No. 53 – December 1998 – PDF file 98KB

  • Red Morrison – another view (2) – Donald Ream, Jr.

No. 52 – May 1998 – PDF file 103KB

  • Red Morrison – another view (1) – Donald Ream, Jr.
  • Book review: Sawlogs on steel rails – Patrick Hind

No. 51 – December 1997 – PDF file 98KB

  • Riding on fate – Kevin Hunter
  • The Royal Commission on forestry at Burns Lake, Oct. 1955 – Ted Knight

No. 50 – May 1997 – PDF file 100KB

  • James H. Parkin – portable sawmill pioneer – Tom Parkin
  • Book review: Home from the hill – Geoff Bate

No. 49 – December 1996 – PDF file 236KB

  • Genoa Bay, 1920 – 1925 – Tom Barnett
  • More on axes – Allan Klenman
  • David Douglas and the Fort St. James connection – Bill Young

No. 48 – October 1996 – PDF file 106KB

  • Milltown to Mill Lake: the Trethewey brothers – MSA Museum
  • British Columbia provincial forests – F.D. Mulholland

No. 47 – June 1996 – PDF file 97KB

  • The B.C. Paper Manufacturing Co. – George McKnight

No. 46 – April 1996 – PDF file 104KB

  • The giant fiefdom – Tony Robinson
  • Farmers to loggers: the Comox Logging Co. – Richard S. Mackie

No. 45 – January 1996 – PDF file 321KB

  • A tale of a tree (the Cary fir) – John Parminter

No. 44 – October 1995 – PDF file 102KB

  • The B.C. Forester: her life and times – Ralph Schmidt

No. 43 – June 1995 – PDF file 107KB

  • Young ranger bands – Jack Long

No. 42  – April 1995 – PDF file 123KB

  • Railway logging around Merritt – Jack Robinson
  • Book review: The legacy and the challenge – Terry Honer

No. 41 – December 1994 – PDF file 102KB

  • Permanent street building on the Pacific coast – R.S. Perry

No. 40 – August 1994 – PDF file 99KB

  • The Moneta affair, part two – W. Young
  • The “chain saw” or “undercutter” axe – Allan Klenman

No. 39 – April 1994 – PDF file 106KB

  • B.C.’s best sawmill – Tom Barnett
  • More on the 1948 Kitimat cruise – Dick Vivian
  • The Moneta affair (1) – Bill Young

No. 38 – December 1993 – PDF file 659KB

  • The Quinsam nursery – Jack Long
  • The BCFS – a history of regional organization – Bill Young

No. 37 – October 1993 – PDF file 626KB

  • Encounters with the Bull of the Woods (2) – Bill McGhee

No. 36 – May 1993 – PDF file 618KB

  • Encounters with the Bull of the Woods (1) – Bill McGhee
  • Red alert at Puntzi – Bob DeBoo

No. 35 – March 1993 – PDF file 600KB

  • Cruising the Kitimat valley in 1948 – Dick Vivian

No. 34 – January 1993 – PDF file 675KB

  • Personal recollections of B.C. forestry by an immigrant (2) – Phil Haddock
  • Jack Fleetwood – memories of my father – Bob DeBoo

No. 33 – September 1992 – PDF file 671KB

  • Personal recollections of B.C. forestry by an immigrant (1) – Phil Haddock
  • The crash of the B.C. Forester – Gerry Burch

No. 32 – May 1992 – PDF file 659KB

  • Regional fieldwork in the early 1950s (2) – Geoff Bate
  • Trevor Green – some memories of Lake Cowichan – Bob DeBoo
  • They were not stumped – Allan Klenman

No. 31 – April 1992 – PDF file 600KB

  • The Forest History Association of B.C. – an outline history John Parminter

No. 30 – December 1991 – PDF file 806KB

  • Regional fieldwork in the early 1950s (1) – Geoff Bate

No. 29 – September 1991 – PDF file 596KB

  • The Anderson family and the Alberni valley – Jan Peterson

No. 28 [misnumbered as 27] – May 1991 – PDF file 567KB

  • An introduction to cruising – 1948 – Dick Vivian
  • Loggers and lumbermen: pioneer settlers of Vancouver – Bill Young

No. 27 – March 1991 – PDF file 658KB

  • Forestry in the upper Columbia and Kootenay (2) – Gil Cartwright
  • Bernard Churchill and the Ladysmith Railway Museum – Bob DeBoo

No. 26 – December 1990 – PDF file 687KB

  • Forestry in the upper Columbia and Kootenay (1) – Gil Cartwright
  • Allan Klenman – Canada’s axeman – Bob DeBoo

No. 25 – November 1990 – PDF file 658KB

  • Early logging in the Alberni district – Dirk Septer
  • Vi Richmond – counting pinholes with Hec – Bob DeBoo

No. 24 – May 1990 – PDF file 619KB

  • B.C. Forest Service Training School (1947) – Ralph Schmidt
  • The tie hacking industry in northwest B.C. – Bulkley Valley Museum

No. 23 – April 1990 – PDF file 676KB

  • The Young Men’s Forestry Training Plan – Harry Forse
  • The 1930s and the YFTP – a Burns Lake perspective – Jack Long
  • B.C. Marine – Allan Klenman

No. 22 – December 1989 – PDF file 641KB

  • The Aleza Lake Forest Experiment Station – the early days – Bill Young
  • Early recollections – Braham Griffith
  • The flume and the flywheel – Bob Breadon

No. 21 – November 1989 – PDF file 599KB

  • Shipping out with surveys – Dick Vivian
  • The Forest Ranger school – Geoff Bate

No. 20 – May 1989 – PDF file 550KB

  • The Backwoods Baronet and the Golden Spruce – MacMillan Bloedel
  • Index to articles in newsletters 1 through 20

No. 19 – April 1989 – PDF file 688KB

  • “MAC and MAC”: B.C.’s Pioneer Hardware – Allan Klenman
  • Book Review, Ties to Water: The History of Bull River in the East Kootenay – Dave Wallinger
  • The Lone Ranger – Jim Dunlop

No. 18 – December 1988 – PDF file 594KB

  • A Major New Forest History Museum for British Columbia – Edo Nyland
  • Archival News
  • Junior Forest Wardens Mark 58 Years – Bill Myring

No. 17 – August 1988 – PDF file 522KB

  • Recollections of a Forest Ranger on the Coast 50 Years Ago – Ross Douglas
  • David Douglas – The Last Letter
  • Reforestation, The First Day, A Sequel – Bill Young

No. 16 – May 1988 – PDF file 526KB

  • What is a Forest? – Frank A. Waugh
  • Reforestation, The First Day – Bill Young

No. 15 – March 1988 – PDF file 549KB

  • History of the Forest Industry, West Kootenays
  • The Green Timbers Plantations, A British Columbia Heritage – Bill Young

No. 14 – April 1987 – PDF file 794KB

  • Reconnaissance in South Cassiar, 1913 – by A.M.O. Gold
  • Cotta’s Preface – Heinrich Cotta (1817)

No. 13 – March 1986 – PDF file 686KB

  • Forestry: Past, Present and Future – Part 2 of 2 – R.G. McKee, Deputy Minister of Forests, Talk to Annual Banquet, UBC Forest Club 1965
  • Jewish Historical Society: Leonard Frank Display

No. 12 – November 1985 – PDF file 930KB

  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 4 of 4 – Hector Allan Richmond
  • The Skinner [Poem] – Harry W Laughy
  • Forestry: Past, Present and Future – Part 1 of 2 – R.G. McKee, Deputy Minister of Forests, Talk to Annual Banquet, UBC Forest Club 1965

No. 11 – June 1985 – PDF file 1100KB

  • The Other Douglas and The Ill-Fated Journey to British Columbia
  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 3 of 4 – Hector Allan Richmond
  • Stewards of the People’s Wealth: The Founding of British Columbia’s Forest Branch, Part 3 of 3 – Thomas Roach

No. 10 – March 1985 – PDF file 1100KB

  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 2 of 4 – Hector Allan Richmond
  • Stewards of the People’s Wealth: The Founding of British Columbia’s Forest Branch, Part 2 of 3 – Thomas Roach

No. 9 – November 1984 – PDF file 1100KB

  • A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia: 1920-1984, Part 1 of 4 – Hector Allan Richmond, Written in collaboration with John Harris, Robert F DeBoo and John Parminter
  • Stewards of the People’s Wealth: The Founding of British Columbia’s Forest Branch, Part 1 of 3 – Thomas Roach

No. 8 – April 1984 – PDF file 564KB

  • Schmozzels, Steamboats and Sawmills – W.W. Baikie
  • Forestry Related Theses to 1974

No. 7 – February 1984 – PDF file 684KB

  • Forest Service Dedicates Cowichan Lake Cookhouse as Heritage Building – Ingemar Karlsson
  • Oral History and Forest History in British Columbia – Peter W Chapman
  • A True bull story – A-believe-it-or-not incident with a team of oxen retold by logger Joe Thomson (as told by W.W. Baikie)

No. 6 – November 1983 – PDF file 665KB

  • Daily Woods Wages in 1933
  • Into the Archives.  A Brief History of the Western Laboratory in Vancouver, Part 2 of 2 – Fornitek Review
  • Biblical References to Forests
  • Early Forest Law
  • It has all happened before, or, Swedish Forest History – Jack Thirgood
  • Forest Management Challenges in BC, or, the more things change, the more they remain the same – Bill Young

No. 5 – April 1983 – PDF file 668KB

  • The Colony of Vancouver Island – The First Major Timber Allocation – W Young
  • Early Logging Days on Denman Island, Part 3 of 3 – W Baikie

No. 4 – March 1983 – PDF file 599KB

  • The Colony of Vancouver Island – Timber Allocation Policy – W Young
  • Early Logging Days on Denman Island, Part 2 of 3 – W Baikie

No. 3 – November 1982 – PDF file 468KB

  • The Colony of Vancouver Island – Cutting Permits, Scaling, Stumpage, and Trespass – W Young
  • Early Logging Days on Denman Island, Part 1 of 3 – W Baikie
  • Logging Museum Underway at Silver Lake

No. 2 – June 1982 – PDF file 351KB

  • T.S. Higginson, Crown Timber Agent, New Westminster – Edo Nyland

No. 1 – December 1981 – PDF file 577KB

  • British Columbia Ministry of Forests Project 87
  • Big Tree Search – A.C. Carder
  • Logging Museum Under Development in Prince George