I understand that the primary object in setting apart these reserves is to conserve moisture and rainfall. What idea can the minister have in his mind when he wants to utilize the tintber that is at present growing on these reserves? The minister must not lose sight of the fact that if this timber is once utilized it will toe very difficult if not impossible to reproduce it. I think that the minister will agree with me that that will be the result in the case of most of these reserves. If what the minister has stated is the primary object, it seems to me that it is not good policy that this timber should be utilized, and that he should depend upon
tlie reproduction of tlie timber for the purpose of conserving moisture. I cannot see what good object the minister has in his mind.