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FORESTRY ON DOMINION LANDS   235 MANUFACTURED FROM LICENSED BERTHS

Year

Feet lumber

No. lath

No. ties

No. shingles

1913

329,469,767

48,372,389

342,138

49,876,315

1912

240,863,681

18,343,253

390,215

49,801,000

1911

203,239,661

18,957,193

200,989

37,948,000

MANUFACTURED UNDER PERMIT

Year

Feet lumber

No. lath

No. ties

No. shingles

1913

46,259,635

1,916,548

165,908

18,844,750

1912

53,984,974

4,624,014

138,581

558,500

1911

27,347,629

478,741

18,520

630,000

Besides the preceding figures of the lumber industry, the following additional timber material was cut, under the permit system, principally by homestead settlers:

Material

1913

1912

1911

Lumber and logs, ft., b.m   

51,486,216

44,617,680

65.408,595

Roof poles, pcs    

1,346,995

1,638,660

1,446,595

Fence posts, pcs    

1,905,735

2,438,659

2,704,721

Fence rails, pcs    

5,157,420

6,416,326

5,102,625

Cordwood, cords    

169,011

196,530

186,838

Mine props, lineal feet    

848,800

264,539

35,000

Shingles, pcs   

8,000

25,065,000

30,852,000

Ties, pcs   

1,485,952

2,019,916

1,015,150

Telephone poles, pcs   

35,031

54,052

23,038

Lath, pcs    

 

1,047,900

 

Piling    

224.430

 

 

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.


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