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Elk Island
1985, production : James Jeffrey
This is the story of a man-made island sanctuary for...
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For Future Generations
1985, production : Boyce Richardson
This film deals with the historic roots of the...
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The Great Buffalo Saga
1985, production : Michael McKennirey
By the late 1800s the free-ranging buffalo that for...
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The Intertidal Zone
1985, production : David Denning
This highly informative film is a basic analysis of the...
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Where the Bay Becomes the Sea
1985, production : John Brett
The richness, complexity and fragility of marine life unfold...
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From Ashes to Forest
1984, production : Tony Ianzelo
For centuries the idea of the forest fire as a destructive...
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St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea
1982, production : Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jacques Gagné
In this spectacular documentary, Jacques-Yves Cousteau,...
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Cries from the Deep
1981, production : Jacques Gagné
This film records the journey undertaken by Jacques-Yves...
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From Ashes to Forest
Film  (52:27) 1984, production : Tony Ianzelo
For centuries the idea of the forest fire as a destructive force has been perpetuated and, where possible, fires have been suppressed in order to protect the environment, the populace and the economy. Filmed in several of Canada's best-known national parks, From Ashes to Forest examines the effects of forest fire versus fire suppression in the wilderness. The film shows that in many instances forest fires, rather than being "monstrous engines of destruction," are both essential and beneficial--for plant renewal, healthy growth, soil enrichment, and to provide new environments for wildlife.

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