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
Joss Mountain 802
Additions to Existing Reserves
Hat Creek 178
Total for British Columbia 6.033
Lac la Biche (new reserves) 4,248
Lesser Slave (addition) 1,496