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Quesnel Forest District resource management records

  • GR-4062
  • Series
  • 1982-2002

This series consists of a variety of records related to resource use and recreation management created from 1982-2002 by the Quesnel Forest District, a division of the Cariboo Forest Region. These records relate to the use and management of natural resources in the area, as well as recreation resources in Provincial forests. This includes trails and historical sites with value for tourism or other recreational uses. The records document the location, management, promotion and use of such sites.

The series includes the following types of records:

Local Resource Use Plans (LRUP) for the Barkerville and Blackwater areas. These plans are designed to resolve resource use conflicts in specific areas at the local level.

Resource management inventory files relate to the identification of the present and future opportunities from the Provincial Forest recreation resource, such as heritage trails. This also includes files on archaeological sites.

Resource management planning records relate to the establishment of recreation management objectives for the Provincial Forest recreation resource. Includes general information about types of plans as well as specific information concerning individual plans including: provincial, regional and district recreation plans, rivers and trails plans, cave or karst management plans, and historic (heritage) trail management plans.

Forest Service project site/trail files relate to the routine maintenance, rehabilitation and development of Forest Service recreation sites and trails. Includes records relating to the planning, designation, assessment, design and construction of recreation sites and trails.

Recreation brochures and maps were used to inform the public about forest etiquette, integrated resource management practices and field conditions. Also includes information about recreation signs and posters as well as general tourism information and notable sites in the area.

The series also includes procedures on the following subjects: recreation program implementation referrals; commercial use of crown forests; and resource management inventories.

Types of records vary widely, but can include correspondence, reports, studies, published material, photos, and maps.

The ministries responsible for creating these records, and the years that they were responsible, are:
Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)
Ministry of Forests and Lands (1986-1988)
Ministry of Forests (1988-2005)

The records were classified as 12600-20, 16350-02, 16350-20, 16350-40, 16350-50, 16400-20, 16400-40, 16400-50, 16400-60, 16610-02, 16660-20, 16660-40, 16700-05, 16700-06, 16800-20 and 16080-02 in the Forest Operational Records Classification System (ORCS).

British Columbia. Quesnel Forest District

Record of naturalization and other material

  • GR-0588
  • Series
  • 1872-1913

This series consists of 8 volumes of birth, marriage, death and naturalization records from the Department of the Provincial Secretary from 1872-1913 for various parts of the province. The volumes are:
Vol. 1 - Record of naturalization, Lillooet, B.C. (1913)
Vol. 2 - marriage register, Yale, B.C. (1911)
Vol. 3 - index to register of births, Hope, B.C. (n.d.)
Vol. 4 - index to register of marriages (1872-1886)
Vol. 5 - index to register of deaths (1872-1877)
Vol. 6 - marriage register, Cariboo district (1874-1905)
Vol. 7 - birth register (1913)
Vol. 8 - death register (1913)

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Record of pre-emption records cancelled in Barkerville Assessment District

  • GR-1142
  • Series
  • 1911-1923

This series include a summary of pre-emption records cancelled in the Barkerville Assessment District. The series contains one volume of a register that contains the name and number of the pre-emption record, the lot number and acreage, and the date and cause of cancellation.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Barkerville)

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Cariboo District

  • GR-0824
  • Series
  • 1863-1893

This series consists of 11 volumes of records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Cariboo District, 1863-1893. Records include certificates of pre-emption, certificates of improvement, lot register of Group 1, Cariboo District, sale of town lots of Richfield, Barkerville, Cameronton, and Quesnellemouth, and certificates of purchase. Also contains water rights recorded for irrigation purposes and an accounts book.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Records of the Deputy Provincial Secretary

  • GR-1661
  • Series
  • 1954-1983

This series contains records of the Deputy Provincial Secretary relating to the operations of the Ministry's branches. Many of these records deal with heritage conservation, museums, and cultural organizations. Records also deal with the administration of Royal Canadian Humane Association awards for bravery and life-saving.

GR-1661 is a pot-pourri of records accumulated by the office of the Deputy Provincial Secretary and by his various Assistant Deputy Ministers.The diversity of this collection is testimony to the multi- faceted operations and responsibilities of the Provincial Secretary's department.

A substantial number of the files deal with Heritage Conservation policies and heritage sites, such as Craigflower Schoolhouse, Barkerville, and Fort Steele.Many of the files also deal with cultural organizations and activities, with provincial fitness and recreation programmes, and with special interest groups.Other files in this unit pertain to the Royal Canadian Humane Association awards for bravery (which were coordinated by the ministry), to specific legislation re:the provincial flag, the provincial tartan, etc., and to the organization of out-of-town cabinet meetings.

Other records related to the British Columbia Heritage Trust are: GR-2941, GR-3692 and GR-3432. See also records created by the Heritage Conservation Branch.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Register of assays

  • GR-0192
  • Series
  • 1869-1895

The series consists of a register of assays created by the Assay Office and Government Reduction Works at Barkerville between 1869 and 1895.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Government Assay Office (Barkerville, B.C.)

Richfield Government Agent correspondence inward

  • GR-1676
  • Series
  • 1892-1894

This series contains letters inward to John Bowron, Government Agent and Gold Commissioner, Richfield, 6 June 1892 - 30 September 1894, 2 vols. Each volume contains a nominal list of correspondents.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Richfield)

Richfield Magistrate's charge and sentence books

  • GR-0598
  • Series
  • 1862-1917

This series consists of three volumes of Richfield Magistrate's record books. Volumes are a charge and sentence book, 1862-1874; charge and sentence book, 1974-1978, containing licencing records kept by the court registry, 1878-1907; and a notebook, 1887-1914, recording Magistrate's court cases at Richfield, Small Debts Court cases at Richfield and some cases at Soda Creek and Quesnel.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Richfield)

Small Debts Court ledger and ledger of advances

  • GR-3611
  • Series
  • 1941-1952

The series consists of one ledger that includes both advance and refund information as well as balances from the Barkerville Small Debts Court. The first ten pages of the ledger appear to have been used by the Government Agent in Barkerville, and provide information on cash advances and refunds from 1941 to 1948. Many of the advances were made to police constables, and included in the ledger are several “Authority for Cash Advance” forms addressed to the Government Agent at Barkerville and signed by Sergeant T. R. Baker, who may have been provincial police sergeant Thomas Raymond Baker.

The second half of the ledger includes a list of receipts and disbursements for the Small Debts Court, presumed to be at Barkerville.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Barkerville)

Summonses and other material

  • GR-2528
  • Series
  • 1864-1871

Miscellaneous court documents, civil and criminal, at all court levels. Includes summonses, exhibits, warrants, orders, affidavits and sheriff forms, from Barkerville, Quesnel, Soda Creek, Richfield and Lytton.

British Columbia (Colony). County Court (Cariboo West)

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