In the last 40 years the receipts on account of Dominion lands have amounted to approximately $40,000,000. Of the various sources of this revenue, that of sales of land naturally has been the largest, but this source must eventually give out. The forests rank third, the timber dues, etc., in that time totaling about $6,000,000. These ex-
ceeded $463,000 in 1912-13, and have averaged over $390,000 annually for the last ten years.
The above considerations go to show the importance to the community of the forests on Dominion lands in the west, an importance which demands their conservation, by adequate protection from fire and by regulatory control of logging operations after modern methods.