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78   COMMISSION OF CONSERVATION

growth, may, by an active policy of reforestation, be made of great value to the surrounding prairies.

In the Railway Belt, in the province of British Columbia, there are also large tracts of mountain country which are suitable only for forest lands, and which, after examination, have been recommended for addition to forest reserves. The Commission of Conservation should use its influence to secure these additions to the forest reserves.

A detailed statement of the results of the Forestry Branch examinations is as follows:

Approximate Areas of Additions to the Dominion Forest Reserves,
Recommended by the Forestry Branch, Department of the Interior

BRITISH COLUMBIA RAILWAY BELT)

 

New Reserves   Square miles

Shuswap Lake    1,097

Hope    1,044

Nahatlatch    935

Joss Mountain    802

Petee    747

Coast    1,200

5,825

 

Additions to Existing Reserves

Hat Creek    178

Larch    30

208

Total for British Columbia       6.033
ALBERTA

 

Lac la Biche (new reserves)    4,248

Lesser Slave (addition)    1,496

5,744

Total for Alberta       5,744 SASKATCHEWAN

 

New Reserves

Square miles

Dundurn    63

Sheep Creek    7

Stench Lake    27

Keppel    25

Steward    31

Eagle Hills    34

Good Spirit Lake    6

Manitou Lake   180

Sturgeon River   560

Pasquia Hills    2,592

Big River   1,250

Battleford    951

Elbow    115

5,841


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