KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This weekend we feature an interview with Ralph Wheadon, who became a Provincial Forest Ranger for the area above St. Margaret’s Bay in the early fifties. He talks about fighting forest fires, log drives down the Ingram River, and the changes (not for the better) he has witnessed over his long career.
“If we don’t have logs, if we don’t have timber, I worry about our watersheds. And I am really concerned, as a lot of people are, about cutting that biomass stuff down, young trees, 3 to 4 inches, that we need to grow to protect the land, and they’re not letting then grow, they’re burning it at Port Hawkesbury, it’s unreal. If we don’t have the forests, where is the game going to live?”
The interview was produced by Kent Martin, whose wonderful work we have featured before (and no doubt will feature again).