Thursday, 25 October 2007

The story of a forest ranger

This is another film from the excellent Prelinger Archive. This one was made in 1954 and looks at the job of the forest ranger in the USA. Again, you might recognise parts we used for our own videos.

Notice how the forests are talked about as a resource...but also how emphasis is placed on sustainable forestry and protection of the environment...even back in the 50s! Notice also how they stress the importance of avoiding forest fires. Back then many people smoked and lots of fires were started accidentally. Forest fires are still a big issue...all over the world (the UK included).

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