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The Forest Ranger

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Description 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 duties 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 forest ranger's duties depicted.
Creator United States. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
Contributor 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
Reeves Sound Studios : recording by
Date Issued 1941
Spatial Coverage Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, U.S.
Duration 00:30:45
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.