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Whistler Forest History Project

The Whistler Forest History Project aimed to develop a collection of historical maps and aerial photographs that would document changes in the forest cover in the Sea to Sky Corridor since 1914, the year the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Whistler.

This involved a partnership between the Forest History Association of British Columbia and the Whistler Museum and Archives Society. Funding for the project was provided by the Community Foundation of Whistler's Environmental Legacy Fund.

The project was undertaken on a volunteer basis by three Whistler residents: Don MacLaurin, RPF ret., Peter Ackhurst, RPF and John Hammons, RPF, ret.

The objective of the project is to increase the Community’s understanding and appreciation of the remarkable changes that have taken place in the natural landscape.