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Peter Murphy

Organization
Forest History Program
Category
Job Title
Researcher & Author

About

Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Murphy is a long-time educator, researcher and forest historian in Alberta. He is well known for his fire research and policy work as well as his contributions to the development of forestry education at all levels in Alberta. Author of several FRI reports, he continues to research and write about forest history.

Program & Project Involvement

Forest History Program
Program

Forest History Program

The Forest History Program chronicles the natural and management history of the foothills forest.

A Logging History of the Whirlpool Valley, Jasper National Park
Project

A Logging History of the Whirlpool Valley, Jasper National Park

The Forest History Program explores an overgrown, but not forgotten, episode in forestry.

The Last Patrol
Project

The Last Patrol

Harry Edgecombe was a long service Alberta Forest Service ranger who finished his career as an instructor at the Forest Technology School in Hinton.

The Columbia Trail
Project

The Columbia Trail

Uncovering a piece of history.

A 50-Year History of Silviculture on the Hinton Forest
Project

A 50-Year History of Silviculture on the Hinton Forest

This project charts the history of adaptive forest management in the Hinton area since the 1950s.

Northern Rockies Highway Guide and Ecotour
Project

Northern Rockies Highway Guide and Ecotour

Explore hundreds of historic points in Jasper National Park and the foothills.

A Hard Road to Travel: Land, Forests and People in the Upper Athabasca Region
Project

A Hard Road to Travel: Land, Forests and People in the Upper Athabasca Region

A sweeping story of the region, peppered with fascinating anecdotes and historical photographs.

Learning from the Forest: A Fifty-Year Journey Towards Sustainable Forest Management
Project

Learning from the Forest: A Fifty-Year Journey Towards Sustainable Forest Management

By learning about the past, we can make wiser decisions today.

The Forest History Program Interview Series
Project

The Forest History Program Interview Series

Insight into the evolution of forestry in Alberta.

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