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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.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Scaler's licenses and receipt book

  • GR-0940
  • Series
  • 1913-1954

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

British Columbia. Forest Branch

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

Motor-car history sheets

  • GR-0967
  • Series
  • 1928-1974

This series consists of motor-car history sheets, 1928-1974. These record the vehicle number, make, date and place of purchase, cost, assignment, mileage and date and details of final disposition for motor vehicles owned by the British Columbia Forest Service.

British Columbia. Forest Service. Engineering Services Division

Administrative records

  • GR-0974
  • Series
  • 1917-1962

This series consists of assorted records from the Forest Service Engineering Division. Records include a reference file on pumps 1917-1927, and Supervision files on motor-cars, launches and general mechanical equipment, 1917-1962. Technical information on wind powered generators and wood-gas producer motor vehicle engines.

British Columbia. Forest Service. Engineering Services Division

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

Correspondence index to lands files

  • GR-0993
  • Series
  • 1980

The series consists of indexes to correspondence files relating to the administration of Crown lands and natural resources. The records were created in 1980 from a computer print-out of various departmental indexes and includes references to files created by various branches of the Dept. of Lands and Works (1872-1908), the Dept. of Lands (1908-1945), the Dept. of Lands and Forests (1945-1962), the Dept. of Lands, Forest and Water Resources (1962-1975) and the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing. It provides access to active, microfilmed and obsolete 0 series files and pre-1918 files.

The records consist of one subject index and two lists which can be used to identify and locate Lands Correspondence files. They are not comprehensive, as they do not cover all the correspondence files created between 1871 and 1986.

The index and lists may be used to locate a file number for a subject area of interest, or to determine the subject of a file when only the number of the file is known.

Note that a listing in these documents does not necessarily mean that the file is held at the BC Archives. Many active files remain with the Crown Land Registry.

British Columbia. Surveys and Land Records Branch

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

Parks records

  • GR-1016
  • Series
  • 1953-1977

This series contains records originating from the Prince George District and Omineca - Peace River Region. They include annual reports, 1953-1957; public inquiries correspondence, 1962-1972; correspondence with the Prince George Chamber of Commerce regarding the B.C. Tourist Association, 1961-1962; Forest Service materials regarding forest fire suppression and the Youth Training programme, 1956-1957.

British Columbia. Parks Branch

Proceedings of Forest Protection Officers' meetings

  • GR-1061
  • Series
  • 1962-1974

This series contains proceedings of the Forest Protection Officers' meetings held at Victoria: 11-13 December, 1962; 24-26 November, 1964 and 6-8 December 1966; Kamloops: 9-11 January 1968; and Victoria: 26-28 February, 1969; 8-10 December, 1970; 28-30 November, 1972 and 3-5 December, 1974. The purpose of these meetings was to improve techniques of the prevention and suppression of forest fires.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Lake Cowichan Ranger District records

  • GR-1062
  • Series
  • 1928-1980

The series consists of records of the Lake Cowichan Ranger District of the Ministry of Forests, 1928-1980. It includes correspondence files, cutting permits, and inspection reports relating to tree farm licences, timber leases, and timber marks. It also includes records and a collection of pamphlets and reports relating to forest pathology, silviculture, and reforestation.

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

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

Operational records

  • GR-1191
  • Series
  • 1917-1981

This series contains the operational records of the Kamloops Forest District relating to range and timber management. The records include correspondence files pertaining to improvements, pest control, public sustained-yield units, timber berths, tree farm licences, farm woodlots and timber marks. Some records were inherited from Cariboo, Vernon and Southern Interior Forest Districts, and from the Canadian Forestry Service during its administration by the Railway Belt.

British Columbia. Kamloops Forest District (1913-1978)

Circulars from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest management

  • GR-1216
  • Series
  • 1966-1977

This series contains circular letters from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest protection, forest management, etc. It includes some circular letters from the Chief Forester to District Foresters.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978)

Operational records

  • GR-1217
  • Series
  • 1950-1970

This series contains operational records from the Prince George Forest District and consists of property ledgers for "non-expendable property" - see: Operational Manual with instructions to Forest Officers ... (Victoria, 1942), pp. 161-168, 311-327 for definitions and instructions - and a uniform ledger containing records concerning items on charge to personnel who have left the district. Files 1-5, Volume 1 are a property ledger for the period 1953-1955; File 6, Volume 1 through File 1, Volume 4 are a property ledger, 1961-1966; and Files 2-4, Volume 4 contain a uniform ledger, 1950-1970.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978)

File disposition list

  • GR-1225
  • Series
  • 1982

The series consists of a photocopied file list of "O" series (O files) correspondence files, showing disposition of files. It was created by the Surveys and Land Records Branch in 1982 from a computer print-out.

It includes references indicating the following:(1) files still active with the Survey and Land Records Branch (2) files microfilmed (3) files in the Provincial Archives (4) files sent to a Regional Office of the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing (5) Ministry of Forests files, partially renumbered to Forests filing system (6) Water Management Branch administration files and water rights applications (7) Parks Branch files renumbered to Parks Branch filing system (8) old Coal and Natural Gas files.

British Columbia. Surveys and Land Records Branch

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

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1227
  • Series
  • 1972-1976

This series contains files from the Public Information and Education Division. The records consist of correspondence of the Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources on controversial matters including: multiple use in the Nitinat Triangle (1972) and Fry Creek (1972-1973) areas, and the Eden Fire (1973-1975). This series also contains the report of the Committee for Ranger District Organization (1976) which was appointed as a result of the Eden Fire controversy.

British Columbia. Forest Service. Public Information and Education Division

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1228
  • Series
  • 1933-1954

This series contains general correspondence files regarding Provincial Forest Reserves coded MFR Supervision according to the Forest Service filing system described in Operational Manual with instructions to Forest officers ... (Victoria, 1942), pp. 109-110, 341-353. For a copy see GR-0944, Box 1. Files containing this code pertain to all correspondence and reports dealing with Forest Reserves, policy, methods of classification for Reserve, regulations, Orders-in-Council establishing boundary surveys, etc.

British Columbia. Kamloops Forest District (1913-1978)

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

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

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

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.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Royal Commission of Inquiry into the use of Pesticides and Herbicides

  • GR-1257
  • Series
  • 1973-1975

This series contains briefs submitted to Royal Commissions. It includes briefs on four main topics: the first is the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the use of Pesticides and Herbicides (1973). It includes photographs that have been pasted within. The second brief concerns the Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1975) specifically in regards to Pest Management: a neglected aspect of the Forest-Tenure Policy and Agreements by N.E. Alexander and J.H. Borden. The third is a brief submitted to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources in 1975, and lastly the series also contains a submission to the Royal Commission on the British Columbia Railway (1977). The last set of records also includes press clippings.

British Columbia. Forest Service

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.

British Columbia. Forest Service

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