This series consists of cutting permits and other forest tenure records created from 1967-2003 by the Quesnel Forest District, a division of the Cariboo Forest Region. Before 1978 the records were a part of the Cariboo Forest District. Records may also relate to the Williams Lake, Cariboo, and Prince George Forest Districts. All files were managed as part of the Quesnel Forest District when the files were closed and transferred to the archives.
The series includes the following types of timber tenures: forest licences, timber sale licences (TSL), timber sale harvesting licences (TSHL), cash sales, licences to cut, woodlot licences, farm woodlot licences, as well as Tree Farm Licences (TFL) 5 and 52. There is also one silviculture opening file. Some records regard the Big Valley, Bowron, Cottonwood and Narcosli public sustained yield units (PSYU). The majority of files relate to cutting permits. Licensees were required to apply for a forest licence or similar tenure and cutting permits in order to harvest timber. Records regard the issuance, evaluation, administration, monitoring, planning, replacement, cancellation, deletion and extension of these timber tenures.
The records include legal documents, annual reports, development plans, management plans, operations information, correspondence, forms, reports, maps, licences, permits, permit amendments and renewals, logging plans, cruise compilations, compilation summaries, reports, silviculture prescriptions, Stumpage adjustment, timber marks, scale site designation, stumpage invoices, appraisal reports, harvesting reports, inspection forms, road layout or design information, financial records, timber scales, timber mark designations, inspection records, photos, and stumpage fees.
Accession 92-2643 also includes some administrative records related to timber tenures. This includes reports, policies, pulpwood agreements
The ministries responsible for creating these records, and the years that they were responsible, are:
Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources (1962-1975)
Department of Forests (1975-1976)
Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)
Ministry of Forests and Lands (1986-1988)
Ministry of Forests (1988-2005)
The records were classified as 19500-45, 19540-25, 19600-45, 19600-55, 19600-60, 19620-25, 19700-45, 19710-20, 19720-20, 19720-45 and 19720-50 in the Forest Operational Records Classification System (ORCS).
British Columbia. Quesnel Forest District