Series MS-1302 - C.D. Orchard papers relating to forest administration

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C.D. Orchard papers relating to forest administration

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  • 1916-1966 (Creation)
    Orchard, Chauncey Donald, 1893-1973

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Originals, 32 cm

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Chauncey Donald Orchard was Chief Forester of British Columbia from 1941 to 1958. Born in New Brunswick, Orchard moved to British Columbia in 1920 to join the British Columbia Forest Service after graduating from the University of New Brunswick. He served in the Forest Service for almost forty years, including his time as Chief Forester, and became British Columbia's first Deputy Minister of Forests.

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Papers relating to forestry and allied topics including briefs, exhibits, and notes relating to the 1943-1945 Commission on Forest Resources, 1955-1956 Commission on Forestry and material relating to the establishment of a Fraser Canyon Public Working Circle.

Presented to the BC Forest Service Museum by C.D. Orchard, 1960-1973; transferred to Project 87, 1981; received by PABC, 1982.

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Accession number(s): 82-095

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