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Briefs regarding free farm licence applications

  • GR-1280
  • Series
  • 1959

This series contains briefs submitted to the Minister of Lands and Forests regarding the application by Canadian Forest Products Company for a Tree Farm Licence in the Nimpkish River area.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Briefs submitted to the Minister of Lands and Forests

  • GR-1243
  • Series
  • 1965

This series contains briefs submitted to the Minister of Lands and Forests regarding proposals by Eurocan Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. and Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd. for the establishment of a mill at Kitimat, B.C. The briefs are grouped into four sections: (1) General, (2) support for the Eurocan proposal, (3) support for the Crown Zellerbach proposal, and (4) objections to both proposals.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Cartographic Manual

  • GR-1244
  • Series
  • 1974

This series contains a cartographic manual with a standard legend compiled by the Forest Service Map Coordinating Committee with the cooperation of the Divisions and Forest Districts.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Chief Forester's records

  • GR-0990
  • Series
  • 1912-1921

This series consists of correspondence of the Chief Forester, reports, and plats (sketches) regarding timber sales. Files include: A. McConnell, Chase, B.C.; Young and Scott, Point Grey; Bloedel and Stewart, Myrtle Point; J.B. Winlaw, Nelson, B.C.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Circular

  • GR-1336
  • Series
  • 1947

This series includes a copy of a draft circular on Forest Management Licences from the Assistant Chief Forester in charge of operations.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Civil service specifications and other material

  • GR-1380
  • Series
  • 1959-1978

This series contains records related to civil service specifications for positions in the B.C. Forest Service. Information captured in the records includes job classifications and descriptions for foresters, forest agrologists, surveyors, carpenters, clerks, forest assistants, conservation officers, and other positions with the Forest Service.

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

Copies of briefs submitted to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1955-1957)

  • GR-1379
  • Series
  • 1955-1957

This series contains copies of briefs submitted to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1955-1957). The records include submissions missing from Royal Commission's records (see GR-0668), duplicates containing supplementary material, notations, remarks, or amendments not found with the originals, and submissions in a different format than that with the original.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Correspondence and other material relating to scaling

  • GR-1226
  • Series
  • 1912-1976

This series contains miscellaneous records relating to scaling, including correspondence of the Assistant Supervisor of Scaling, receipts and a ledger for scalers' license fees and lists of licensed scalers.

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Course material

  • GR-1362
  • Series
  • 1936-1964

This series contains materials for a high school vocational correspondence course in forestry designed in cooperation with the Dept. of Education. File 1 contains the original 1936 course with Paper 20 (Protection) revised as in 1940; Files 2-4 contains the course as revised in 1953; Files 5-8 contains the course as revised in 1964.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Duncan Forest District records

  • GR-1734
  • Series
  • 1954-1977

This series contains published forest management manuals, guides, tables, and studies from the Duncan Forest District. Records include lookout man's diaries, 1972-1974, files concerning the closure of Mt. Prevost and Mt. Hooker lookouts, British Columbia Forest Products, Maquinna T.F.L. no. 22 and annual reports, 1969-1972.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Field organization and staff register arranged by Forest District

  • GR-0963
  • Series
  • 1920-1964

This series consists of a field organization and staff register arranged by Forest District, 1920-1964. Includes names of district foresters, assistant district foresters, rangers, assistant rangers, and patrolmen, etc., dates of appointment and salaries.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Museum records

  • GR-1229
  • Series
  • 1932-1979

This series contains miscellaneous records comprising visitors books, logs, manuals and circularized reports which were part of the BCFS Museum collection prior to January 1981. It includes visitors' books for mountain lookouts, 1938-1962; Forest Surveys Division manuals, 1954-1955; safety and training manuals; papers of the Inter-divisional Work Committee or Forest Inventory Projects, 1955-1959; synoptic reports of the Royal Commission on Forest Resources, 1955-1957; miscellaneous minutes on silviculture, reforestation and range management.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest recreation slides

  • GR-3397
  • Series
  • Mar 1984

The series consists of a slide show created by the British Columbia Forest Service in 1984. The slides show various forest recreation sites in British Columbia and the types of activities associated with them such as camping, swimming and fishing. The slide show is accompanied by an audio cassette tape.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Service district invoices

  • GR-3181
  • Series
  • Microfilmed 1953 (originally created 1914-1952)

The series consists of invoices for building rentals, timber mark hammer purchases, and other items for forest districts handled by the central records office of the Forest Branch and later the Forest Service in Victoria. Records are arranged by forest district and then by invoice number. Invoices numbers are assigned chronologically. The records include: Kamloops (number 1 to 400, 1921-1931); Victoria (number 1 to 4400, 1914-1951); Vernon (number 1 to 155, 1921-1925); Cranbrook (number 1 to 39, 1921-1926); Nelson (number 1 to 2399, 1921-1951); Prince George (number 1 to 1300, 1921-1926); Prince Rupert (number 1 to 2800, 1918-1951), Williams Lake (number 1 to 81, 1920-1932) and Vancouver (numbers 1001 to 2000 and 4001 to 16442, 1929-1952).

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Forest Service launch log books

  • GR-0053
  • Series
  • 1922-1952

The series consists of 32 volumes of log books of Forest Service launches, created by the Forest Branch between 1922 and 1945 and the Forest Service between 1945 and 1952.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Service ledger

  • GR-1662
  • Series
  • 1946-1960

This series consists of a "Forest Management Licences Management Record" ledger containing records of licences and cutting permits issued including: permit or licence number, name of licencee, dates of advertisement, approval and expiry, location, timber marks, transfers and renewals. Also, the series contains an example of the form in which applications for cutting permits were to be made to the department.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Service personnel photographs

  • GR-3437
  • Series
  • 1913-1982

The series consists of Forest Service personnel photographic prints and negatives created by the British Columbia Forest Service between 1913 and 1982. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the employee. The photo prints are mounted on cards which contain the title, the Oxford Forest classification number, the Forest Service photo number, the photographer's name and the date the photo was taken. The negatives are arranged alphabetically. The negatives have been removed from the original glassine negative envelopes which often have notes written on them.

The series also consists of a list of photographs of Forest Service personnel.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Service photographs

  • GR-3426
  • Series
  • 1911-1984

The series consists of photographic negatives, prints, and transparencies created by the Ministry of Forests and its predecessors including the Forest Service and Forest Branch. Series documents forest service personnel and activities relating to forest planning, protection and inventory; engineering; rangelands management and use; recreation resource management and use; research; and timber harvesting. Subjects often relate to specific forest districts, and include trees and other botanical specimens (specific species and their characteristics), stands and forests, aircraft and watercraft, buildings and facilities (such as mills, nurseries and laboratories), employees, equipment and tools, experimental projects, forest fires and fire control, geographic features (such as mountains and rivers), logging practices, pests and diseases, railways and roads, tree planting, wildlife, and vehicles. Records' arrangement based on original Forest Service numbers. These numbers reflect some arrangement by subject matter. The records include Forest Service numbers: FS00001 - FS25983.

The photographs are arranged numerically by FS number. The photo prints are mounted on cards which contain the title, the Oxford Forest classification number, the Forest Service photo number, the photographer's name and the date the photo was taken. The negatives are arranged numerically. The negatives have been removed from the original glassine negative envelopes which often have notes written on them.

The series also consists of various lists and indexes of Forest Service photographs.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Service Records re: spruce budworm

  • GR-1063
  • Series
  • 1964-1978

This series consists of the records of the Forest Service delegation on the Forest Pest Review Committee containing minutes, technical reports, press releases and correspondence relating to the Spruce Budworm and the use of pesticides.

Forest Service records re: spruce budworm

Source: GR Finding Aids

Donated to the Forest Service Museum by J.M. Finnis of the Protection Division, BCFS, transferred to PABC, 1982.

Finding aid: file list.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Forest Service scale and royalty invoices

  • GR-3180
  • Series
  • 1912-1975

The series consists of scale and royalty invoices created by the Forest Branch and its successor the Forest Service between 1912 and 1975. Depending upon the district, these records are either duplicate or triplicate copies. For some districts, invoices were to be paid at the Victoria Office, for others at the appropriate district office.

The records are arranged by forest district, and then numerically by account number. Records are available for the following forest districts: Vancouver, January 1913 to August 1976; Cariboo, September 1972 to November 1974, Nelson, April 1925 to February 1975, Williams Lake (also known as Cariboo), January 1913 to January 1932; Kamloops, February 1913 to March 1975; Vernon, February 1913 to March 1925; Cranbrook, October 1912 to March 1925; Prince Rupert, April 1913 to October 1974; and Prince George, March 1914 to June 1952. Account numbers are assigned chronologically within each forest district. However, when numbers became too large and unwieldy the account numbers were started over again at one.

The province collects royalties on all logs cut in the province. Over time the royalties owing have been calculated in different ways. Prior to 1894, each licensee or leasee provided a monthly written account to government of the number of trees cut on a particular property. This count was referred to as "stumpage" and fees were based on the numbers remitted. In 1894, the enactment of the Official Scaler's Act (SBC 1894, c. 35) resulted in the appointment of official scalers. Scalers followed scaling rules to measure the volume of logs cut and were usually employed by the provincial government. Scalers also determined the species and quality, or grade, of the logs. This information was then used to determine royalties owing to government.

Three scales were accepted for use in the province: British Columbia Board Foot Log Scale (BCFBM), Scribner's Decimal C and Doyle Log Rules. In 1915, only the British Columbia Board Foot Log Scale as accepted (Timber Royalty Act, SBC 1914, c. 76, s. 17). This scale estimated the amount of lumber that could be produced from a log, in board feet. The Forest Act (SBC, 1912 c. 17) provides the legal authority for the government's administration of scaling and requires that all logs be scaled before manufacture or shipment. The act is also used as the authority to determine which is the accepted scale. In 1946, the British Columbia Cubic Scale was introduced. This scale measured the volume of the log in cubic feet that might be ~suitable~ for the manufacture of lumber. In 1952, all measurements had to be done using the cubic scale.

A significant change occurred in 1965 when the BC Firmwood Scale Cubic Scale was adopted. This scale measured the net firmwood content of the log and was unrelated to its use for lumber. The purpose of this scale was to serve the government's requirements to assess fees and track the volume of harvests for statistical use and planning. By 1972, all other scales were discontinued. In 1978, a metric cubic scale replaced the imperial cubic scale. There are two primary methods of scaling used in the Province: piece scale and weight scale. Piece scale involves the measurement of each log harvested. This method is normally used in coastal areas where the logs are larger and not uniform in size. Weight scale is a sampling method where selected loads of logs over a period of time are piece scaled and this data is then used to estimate the volume of all other weighed loads. This method is used primarily in the interior of the Province and was introduced in 1963. It is used primarily for large volumes of smaller logs that are uniform in size. Other scaling methods may be used for small volumes of special products, for example, Christmas trees or fence posts.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Forest Service vessels files and logbooks

  • GR-1451
  • Series
  • 1921-1971

This series contains log books of Forest Service launches "M.V. Salt Mist" and Landing Craft (L.C.) No. 5, as well as materials relating to the construction, maintenance and registration of Forest Service vessels. Although the earliest records date from 1921, some of the vessels had been in Departmental Service as early as 1913. The series alsoincludes a file of 10 b&w photographs of a boat launch and marine station building.

British Columbia. Forest Service

FSTS slides

  • GR-3398
  • Series
  • 1972

The series consists of 23 coloured slides taken by the British Columbia Forest Service in 1972. The slides show Forest Services staff at work.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Golden Ranger Station plans and other material

  • GR-1759
  • Series
  • 1931-1966

Plans, specifications, correspondence, invoices and other records relating to the construction and maintenance of various buildings at the Golden Ranger Station.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Guest register

  • GR-1361
  • Series
  • 1962

This series contains a guest register of those wishing good health to a convalescing colleague on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Forest Service.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Hearing records

  • GR-1239
  • Series
  • 1952

This series contains transcripts of hearings before the Minister of Lands and Forests and the Cabinet regarding the application of Celgar Ltd. for a Forest Management Licence (1952) in the Arrow Lakes.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Hearing records regarding tree farm licenses

  • GR-1241
  • Series
  • 1959

This series contains a transcript of a hearing before the Minister of Lands and Forests regarding the application of Canadian Forest Products for a tree farm licence in the Nimpkish River region.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Key to Forest Surveys Type Mapping

  • GR-1352
  • Series
  • 1946

This series contains records from the Forest Service related to data management. It consists of a copy of Key to Forest Surveys Type Mapping, which sets out instructions for entering data for tabulation on Hollerith punch cards indicating forest cover on Forest survey maps.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Log books of Forest Service launches

  • GR-1005
  • Series
  • 1932-1977

Log books of Forest Service launches including those of the MV Catherine Graham, Department of Highways Denman Island ferry, prior to her transfer to the Forest Service in 1973.

British Columbia. Forest Service

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