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The Forest Ranger
Date
1941
Main contributor
United States. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
Summary
Shows the work of the U.S.D.A Forest Service forest rangers across the nation's 161 national forests. Narration lists the forest ranger's duty to "manage the vast American woodland to produce more timber for home builders, more forage for stockmen, more fish and game for sportsmen, protected watershed for towns and municipalities, abundant power for hydroelectric plants, and reliable supplies of water for famers who rely on irrigation." Forest fire prevention and fighting, replanting burned and logged areas, search and rescue of missing persons, educating children and enforcing poaching laws are among the jobs of the forest ranger depicted.
Contributors
Walter Scott : photographed by; William R. McCarthy : photographed by; Carl Stearns Clancy : written and directed by; Richard V. Miles Jr. : leading ranger Cherokee National Forest; Erik Rolf: narration by; U.S. Marine Band Orchestra, Captain William F. Santelmann conductor : music by; Leon Brusiloff : music score by; Rueben Ford: recording by
Location
Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, U.S.
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (30 min., 36 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm