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120   COMMISSION OF CONSERVATION

him by or pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Inspections by One of the important duties of district foresters

District   will be the collection of complete information about

Foresters. dangerous debris and sources of fire, so that the pro-visions of the Forest Act may be enforced. This work will, so far as possible, be done by the members of the permanent force, but forest guards who are known to be competent for such work, may also be assigned by the district forester to make inspections.

The district forester will be held responsible for seeing that all cases of dangerous debris and dangerous industrial uses of fire in his district are reported on as early as possible in the season.

Procedure—The above reports must be made on the forms provided in duplicate. All information called for by the instructions in the form must be supplied. In all cases of dangerous debris, and, wherever necessary in cases of dangerous uses of fire, a sketch should be made on the back of the form.

The following should be the standard descriptions, and a legend describing the symbols used should be placed on the border of the map sheet :

  1. Grass, weeds or brush not over two feet or three feet high.

  2. Bare ground, cliffs, rocks, etc.

  3. Water. Show all ponds, streams, or other body of water.

  4. Cultivated lands. Show whether garden, field or grain crop, pasture, hayland, or orchard.

  5. Swamp, muskeg, or peaty land.

  6. Cut-over land, slash on which has not been burned.

  7. Cut-over land, slash on which has been burned.

  8. Second growth from four feet to five feet high to tie size.

  9. Merchantable forest, whether or not fire has run through it.

  10. Land covered with timber, which is unmerchantable on account of poor quality, injury by fire, or difficulty of logging.

All surveyed lines, buildings, roads, trails, and other works should be shown as well as the topography.

Scale should not be less than two inches to the mile, nor greater than one inch to 100 feet.

Every effort should be made to examine slash or fire-using structure in company with the owner, and the matter should be thoroughly discussed with him. If the conditions are such that immediate action is necessary to reduce the fire risk, the way in which the slash can be


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