Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, digibeta, VHS.
"The importance of trees and forests for man, wildlife and industry is underlined. Techniques for preventing and fighting forest fires are demonstrated. Exceptional material: cedar tree being cut down (a huge trunk); the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station; temperature, rainfall, sun, humidity, and wind gages."
"The first in a series of programs for the Department of Resources and Development and filmed in cooperation with the National Film Board, this program presents two films. The first of these, YOUR FOREST HERITAGE, depicts scenes of east and west coast forests and wildlife. Footage of: lumberjacks at work; hydroelectric turbines; and aerial shots of a forest fire. At the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station, methods for measuring the fire danger in a forest are demonstrated. Lengthy footage of fire spotters in watchtowers and fire fighter crews using portable pumps and hoses to battle a forest fire. The film concludes with safety tips on fire prevention. The second film, MAPLE SUGAR TIME, visits a maple sugar bush in operation at a habitant farm in the St. Lawrence Valley. The process of tapping the trees and boiling off the sap is explained through footage and narration. The final product is poured into wooden molds and local children arrive for an outdoor 'sugaring-off' party."
"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 25 (January 1952): 80.
"Dramatic pictures of men and modern farming equipment fighting a raging forest fire point their own moral. Shots of wildlife - cougar, bear, moose, deer, etc., - which find shelter in our forests reinforce the lesson of forest conservation and its far-reaching benefits."
Online Database National Film Board of Canada.
"A challenge to all who visit or work in Canada's woodlands to preserve them from the scourge of fire. Scenes of undisturbed birds and animals suggest the beauty and serenity of the woods--until a carelessly dropped match or a half-extinguished campfire starts a holocaust of smoke and flame that leaves nothing but gaunt, charred skeletons of once-proud trees. The film urges every human precaution to prevent this recurring tragedy and shows what the Federal Forestry Branch and trained fire fighters do to safeguard this forest heritage."
Canadian Tourist Association, Conservation Films (1954): 16.
"Scenes of undisturbed birds and animals suggest the beauty and serenity of the woods -- until a carelessly dropped match starts a holocaust that leaves nothing but guant, charred skeletons of once proud trees. The film urges every precaution be exercised to prevent this recurring tragedy and shows what the Federal Forestry Branch and trained fire fighters do to safeguard this forest heritage."