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Past Newsletters

Our most recent newsletter:

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

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

Newsletter archive:

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 2010PDF 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 2009PDF 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 2009PDF 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 2008PDF 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