Major Project Work

Summary of the Major Project Work, May 4th , 1942 – March 31st , 1944
Fire Fighting  
Number of fires fought 234
Number of man-days on fire fighting 8470
Number of man-days on training and standby 4875
Snag Falling  
Man-days 41910
Acres of cleared snags 44115
Number of snags felled 10” 431,002
Number of snags felled – 10” 159,105
Total snags felled 590,107
Total basal area square ft. 10” 1,031,340
Average basal area per man-day 24
Farm Aid  
Man-days 840
ASW Farm  
Man-days 1900
Reforestation and Nurseries  
Acres planted 21520
Number of trees planted 17,006,550
Man-days nursery work 8395
Bushels of cones collected 1050
Man-days planting trees 22,820
Road construction  
New roads (miles) 21.2
Existing roads improved (miles) 154.5
Railway grades converted to roads 123.5
Number of culverts built 625
Number of bridges built 38
Man-days on roads and trails 51,420
Trail construction  
New trails (miles) 16.3
Existing trails improved (miles) 29.2
Telephone Line Construction  
New line (miles) 25.7
Existing line improved (miles) 8.5
Man-days 1,210
Fuel Production (Fuel Control Board)  
Cordwood produced (cords) 11,273
Millwood produced (cords) 611
Man-days on cordwood 22,660
Man-days on millwood recovery 190
Miscellaneous Projects  
Man-days 6,660
Total man-days, effective project work (54%) 171,450
Total man-days, May 4, 1942 to March 31, 1944 319,308

J.A. Toews, Alternative Service in Canada during World War II, p. 88-89.