Series GR-3682 - Forest licence development plans from the Port McNeil Forest District

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Forest licence development plans from the Port McNeil Forest District

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  • multiple media
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  • 1991-2000 (Creation)

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3.36 m of textual records, maps and photographs

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The Ministry of Forests was established in 1988 as the successor to the Ministry of Forests and Lands. The Ministry of Forests was responsible for the management of forest and range resources of the Crown and the planned use of such land in accordance with the Forest Act and Department of Forest Act. The department was also responsible for encouraging maximum productivity of those resources and encouraging a competitive timber processing industry in the province. The new organizational structure consisted of three divisions: Forestry, Operations and Management Services. A number of branches also reported directly to the Deputy Minister. During fiscal year 1993-1994, a Policy and Planning Division was formed to take in the branches that formerly reported directly to the Deputy. The ministry was replaced by the Ministry of Forests and Range in 2005 (OIC 450/2005).

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The series consists of forest licence development plans from the Port McNeill Forest District. The majority of the forest licences are from the Kingcombe Timber Supply Area and Central Coast of BC. The records were created between 1991 and 2000.

The ministry required a copy of a development plan before the forest licence holder could harvest the timber in that area. The series contains five year development plans created by the licence holder as well as ministry correspondence with the licensee about the plan and future plans for developing the area.

The development plans contain photographs and maps inside the reports. There are also many oversize maps that have been removed from the reports and stored separately.

Each file is identified by the forest licence number, the name of the licence holder, the location of the cutting block, and the years covered by the development plan.

The series contains the following forest licence files: A19238, A19242, A19243, A19244, A32687, A53812. There is also a file for timber licence T0860. The companies that hold licences n this series include: Canfor, International Forest Products Ltd., MacMillan Bloedel, Mill & Timber Products Ltd., Richmond Plywood Corporation Limited, Scott Paper Ltd., Shushartie Log Sales Ltd., Timfor Contractors Ltd.

This series is classified as 19500-55 in the Forest ORCS.

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Transferred to the archives in 2016 and 2017 by the North Island Central Coast Natural Resource District of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.


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Accession number: 94-4160

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The majority of the records are textual however there is also a large number of photographs and maps intermingled throughout the series. There are also 6 boxes of oversize maps stored separately from the other records.

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