FOREST EDUCATION BIBLIOGRAPHY
Primary Intermediate Secondary Videos Posters
Audience Rating: P –
primary I – intermediate S –
secondary A - adult
AMAZING MACHINES OF THE FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY:
National Video Profiles Inc. - Seattle, WA (206) 323-7995
SUMMARY: This video looks at the machines used in harvesting and
getting the logs to the mill, the machines used in the saw milling
process and the machines involved when making oriented strand board
(P, I, S, A) 30 min.
THE DYNAMIC FOREST: Temperate Forest
Foundation - 14780 SW Osprey Drive, Suite 355, Beaverton, Oregon
97997 (503) 547-6762 Fax: (503) 579-0300
SUMMARY: This video touches on the history of forested lands, changes
in the forest that are due to natural causes, succession, sustainability,
old growth and the renewal process.
(I, S, A) 15 min.
FIRESMART – PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM
WILDFIRE – MoF, Protections Branch. www.for.gov.bc.ca/protect
SUMMARY: Video and handbook information on protecting yourself from
(I,S,A) 11 min.
FOREST HEALTH (The Introduction to)
Ministry of Forest, www.for.gov.bc.ca
or BC Inquiry 1-800-663-7867
SUMMARY: Provides an overview of BC's forest industry and looks
at health issues.
(upper I, S, A) 13.38 min.
THE FOREST HEALTH CRISIS - A CUT-TO-LENGTH
PRESCRIPTION Timberjack Inc. www.timberjack.com
SUMMARY: This video focuses on the crisis in the health of forests
as a result of the attitude that we must preserve our forests for
eternity, a belief that has created a major health crisis. One solution,
the cut-to-length method, is discussed.
(upper I, S, A) 21 min.
A GROWING SUCCESS: REFORESTATION IN BC:
Ministry of Forest, www.for.gov.bc.ca,
SUMMARY: A review of current regeneration statistics and an historical
overview of some of the accomplishments that created today's reforestation
(I,S,A) 15 min.
IT TAKES A TREE: Pacific Logging
Congress. Phone: (425) 413-2808, email: [email protected].
SUMMARY: Each of us uses the equivalent of a tree 100 feet tall
and 18 inches in diameter each year. See what is done to protect
the environment when your tree is cut. (There is a BC version of
this video and a teacher guide.)
(S,A) 17 min.
LENNY THE LUMBERJACK: Gibby
Media Group, 113 E. Magnesium, Spokane, WA 99208
SUMMARY: This video was filmed in the Williams Lake area and shows
a real life harvesting presentation with a local cat operator as
the narrator. Machines shown include: feller buncher, backhoe, crawler
tractor, caterpillars, delimbers, loader & logging trucks.
(P, I) 50 min.
THE MIRACLE RESOURCE: Temperate
Forest Foundation - 14780 SW Osprey Drive Suite 355, Beaverton,
Oregon 97997. Phone: (503) 547-6762 Fax: (503) 579-0300
SUMMARY: This video promotes the use of wood as non-toxic, beautiful,
renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, energy efficient, durable,
and versatile. It also looks at the advantages of managing our forests.
(I,S,A) 15 min.
RIGHT CHOICE: CAREERS IN THE FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY Temperate
Forest Foundation, 14780 SW Osprey Drive, Suite 355, Beaverton,
Oregon 97007. www.forestinfo.org
SUMMARY: A look at the diversity of jobs that are vital to the successful
management of our forest resource from the forest floor to the end
TIMBERJACK ......the first 50 years:
Timberjack Group, www.timberjack.com
SUMMARY: This video is a journey through 50 years of logging mechanization
in the forest. With only popular music from each era as an accompaniment,
the viewer witnesses the technological advances from the first skidder
to the computerized harvesting machine of today with a brief glimpse
at walking machines of the future.
TINY BEETLES EXPENSIVE TASTES: Media
Sales, Biomedical Communications, UBC. Phone: 822-4819 or (604)
822-5545 Fax: (604) 822-2004
SUMMARY: A look at the tiny ambrosia beetle (5-6mm) that caused
$120 million dollars in damage to coastal woods in BC in 1991. The
video provides information on the beetle’s life cycle and
illustrates how high grade sawlogs are degraded by dark staining
pinholes in the outer 5-10 cm. of the lumber.
(I, S, A) 20 min.
TREES ARE THE ANSWER: Chambers Productions.
Hosted by Dr. Patrick Moore www.greenspirit.com
SUMMARY: green Spirit – “Trees Are The Answer delivers
a powerful message about forests that runs contrary to much of the
environmental movement’s current thinking.”
(S,A) 30 min.
TWO SIDES OF FIRE: Temperate Forest
Foundation - 14780 SW Osprey Drive Suite 355, Beaverton, Oregon
97997 Phone: (503) 547-6762 Fax: (503) 579-0300
SUMMARY: This videos discusses the varied and diverse uses of fire
in the forest industry. Fire is nature’s way of controlling
disease, replenishing the nutrients of the soil and, in some cases,
opening cones to release the seeds. The pros and cons of controlled
and uncontrolled burns are also compared.
(upper I, S, A) 16 min.
WHERE, WHY AND HOW: A Child's guide to every
stuff: Volume 1: HOUSE Pacific Logging Congress - 2300
SW 6th Ave. #200 Portland, Oregon 97201. Phone: (503) 421-2304
SUMMARY: A story told from a tree's point-of-view with delightful
humor and eye-catching animation. Its journey from forest to lumber
mill to building site shows young viewers how a house is built,
demonstrating the many uses for wood, both inside and out. The film
comes full circle with the planting of seedlings to replace the
(P) 9 min.
WHISTLEPUNKS and SLIVERPICKERS:
I Can Do It! Productions, PO Box 5934, Beaverton, Oregon 97006 1-800-698-3567
or (503) 684-8497
SUMMARY: This video has four parts - 1. In the Woods 2. Sawmill
3. Plywood Plant 4. Process from log to board.
(upper P, lower I) 30 min.
WILDFIRE – A FORCE OF NATURE:
King Motion Picture Corporation www.thislivingworld.com,
SUMMARY: “Wildfire is an ecological process within the rhythms
of nature that plays a vital role in the balance of all forest life
of plants and animals.
(S,A) 29 min.
Last updated: October 2004
Questions or recommendations:
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Compiled by: Debbie Sluggett, Educational Liaison
to Bell Pole, Tolko, LP Canada, Downie, RCFC