The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area has as its namesake, Dr. Lt. Richard Edward St. Barbe Baker, O.B.E., Hon. LL.D. (Sask), F.I.A.L., For.Dip.Cantab., ACF
National Archives [Kew] does state that “senior” or first lieutenant [Lt] Richard Edward St. Barbe Baker, serving in the Royal Horse and Field Artillery did receive the Military Cross [M.C.] for service in World War I, and that St. Barbe also served as “junior” or second lieutenant [2LT].
Following service in the war, Colonial Office appointed Baker Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1920 with a post in Kenya. This was followed with a posting as Assistant Conservator of Forests [ACF] in Nigeria.
In 1971, the University of Saskatchewan bestowed upon Richard St. Barbe Baker, LL.D. an honorary Doctorate of Laws.
Richard St. Barbe Baker, O.B.E. also received the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth in 1977.
- The puzzle which evokes curiosity is this ~ what does the acronym F.A.I.L. stand for? [Note should be F.I.A.L.]
- The second puzzle of Richard St. Barbe’s legacy is what do the abbreviations For.Dip.Cantab. mean?
F.I.A.L., For.Dip.Cantab. reveals the answer to the conundrum
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” Frank Costello
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon L. Alder
Momen, Wendi and Voykovic, Anthony A. “Richard Edward St. Barbe Baker” Bahá’í Encyclopedia Project, bahai-encyclopedia-project.org
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P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Should you wish to help protect / enhance the afforestation areas, please contact the City of Saskatoon, Corporate Revenue Division, 222 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5…to support the afforestation area with your donation please state that your donation should support the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, or the George Genereux Urban Regional Park, or both afforestation areas located in the Blairmore Sector. Please and thank you! Your donation is greatly appreciated.
“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“We forget that we owe our existence to the presence of Trees. As far as forest cover goes, we have never been in such a vulnerable position as we are today. The only answer is to plant more Trees – to Plant Trees for Our Lives.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker
“In the words of Henry van Dyke, America’s greatest tree poet,
‘He that planteth a tree is a servant of God;
He provideth a kindness for many generations
And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.’ ”
Richard St. Barbe Baker
“The point I’m making with John Lennon is: a man could look at anything, and make something out of it.”Frank Costello