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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.

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Technical reports relating to forest biology

  • GR-1344
  • Series
  • 1931-1939

This series contains translations of technical reports relating to reforestation, forest fires, silviculture, yield, growth, soil, and other scientific studies of forest biology.

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Road log for the Alaska Highway

  • GR-1252
  • Series
  • 1945

This series contains a road log for the Alaska Highway issued by the office of the Special Commissioner for Defence Projects in North West Canada.

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Volume tables for coastal forest districts

  • GR-1278
  • Series
  • 1946

This series contains volume tables for coastal forest districts. Volume tables were used to determine areas of merchantable timber for possible issuance of timber sales.

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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.

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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.

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Operational Ranger District records

  • GR-1272
  • Series
  • 1921-1949

This series contains records of the McBride Ranger District. Types of operational records include contracts, correspondence and inspection reports relating to timber sales.

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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.

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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).

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Report

  • GR-1337
  • Series
  • 1952

This series contains a 15-page report on the Sixth British Commonwealth Forestry Conference by F.S. McKinnon, Assistant Chief Forester in charge of Technical Planning, official British Columbia delegate to the Conference.

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Papers relating to forest growth and forest pathology

  • GR-1370
  • Series
  • 1940-1954

This series contains miscellaneous papers relating to forest growth and forest pathology. The first file contains a copy of 'What forest trees tell about climate and soil', by G.A. Pearson, 1940. The second file contains a copy of 'Lumber recovery from second-growth western hemlock', by C.F. McBride, 1951. The series also includes a literature review of the dwarf mistletoes by Job Kuijt, 1954 and an interim report on studies on the characteristics and ecology of the root system of second growth Douglas fir, by R.G. McMinn, 1954.

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Scaler's licenses and receipt book

  • GR-0940
  • Series
  • 1913-1954

This series consists of Scalers' licences, Nos. 1-3000; and receipt book.

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Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1955-1957)

  • GR-1279
  • Series
  • 1955

This series contains the "Report to the Royal Commission on Forests and Forestry: The Background to Stand Treatment Policies in the Northern Interior." The report is illustrated with pasted-in photographs.

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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.

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Timber licenses and other material

  • GR-0511
  • Series
  • 1959

Typescript of statistical information corrected to Dec. 31, 1959, including timber licences, list of holders; record of pulp licences; list of active licence timber berths; record of pulp leases.

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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.

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Records relating to forest fires and forest protection

  • GR-1345
  • Series
  • 1918-1946, 1960

This series contains miscellaneous material relating to forest fires and forest protection. Records consist of the fire-control equipment handbook (1946) and the radio handbook (1939) of the United States Forest Service. These manuals and the portable radio and fire-fighting gear were widely used by the B.C. Forest Service. Includes fire fighters' manuals (5 volumes, 1918-1942) prepared by the Western Forestry and Conservation Association and a catalog of portable fire fighting pumpers (1939).

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Manual and other material

  • GR-1347
  • Series
  • 1960

This series contains records of the Public Education and Information Division. It includes a manual regarding procedures for highway sign crew to paint and maintain forest protection highway signs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scrapbooks

  • GR-1375
  • Series
  • 1959-1964

This series contains 2 volumes of newspaper clipping scrapbooks regarding forests and forestry activities of the Minister and Chief Forester, and other forest-related topics. The scrapbooks were maintained by the Public Relations and Education Division.

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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.

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Research Division records

  • GR-1363
  • Series
  • 1962-1967

This series contains records of the Research Division of the Forest Service. Records include a report (carbon copy) on regeneration surveys carried out in 1962 by M. Crown, Forester-in-Training on Vancouver Island and on the Sechelt Peninsula, illustrated with hand coloured whiteprint map and a study of the survival rate of trees planted in the Southern Interior, an in-service reforestation report by M.B. Clark.

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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.

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