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Ralph Johnson

Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame - Ralph Johnson

Inducted in 2008

A native of New Jersey, Ralph began his forestry career in NS timber cruising in 1923. After working in several provinces and states, Ralph was hired by Bowater Mersey becoming Chief Forester from 1933 to 1965. Ralph was active in a number of forestry organizations including Society of Amer. Foresters; Canadian Institute of Forestry; Woodlands Section CPPA, recipient of award for Meritorious Service in Forest Conservation; Director Forest Products Association of NS; MFRS advisory Committee; President NS For. Association; NS Resource Council and a member of the Forestry Section NS Vol. Planning Board. Ralph was also an author publishing articles in several forestry journals. In 1986, he published “Forests of Nova Scotia” a definitive history of Nova Scotia’s forests and the development of the forest industry from the ice age to the mid 1980’s.

Graduate New York State College of Forestry; Syracuse University 1924.

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