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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

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

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)

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

  • 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)

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 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

Correspondence subject indexes

  • GR-1365
  • Series
  • 1918-1983

This series contains subject indexes to the "O Series" of correspondence, ca.1918-1972 and two file directories, 1979-1981 and 1983. Box 1 contains a photocopy of an alphabetical card index to the "O series" of correspondence. Box 2 contains a file directory (updated to 1972) for "O Series" correspondence files arranged as general files, working plans, engineering, farm woodlot applications, public sustained yield units, tree farms and tree farm licences and a Forest Service file directory, 1979-1981 and a Ministry of Forests file directory, 1983. Indexes to forestry correspondence, 1918-1983

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

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

Daniel Lawrence McMullan fonds

  • PR-2337
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1946

The fonds consists of three photograph albums created by Donald Lawrence McMullan between 1928 and 1946. The photographs document his work on forest survey teams for both the provincial and federal governments, as well as surveys conducted by logging and railroad companies.

The first two albums contain photographs from several survey jobs, arranged chronologically. They are divided into sections with an introductory page and a cartographic drawing showing where the particular survey took place. The photographs are usually dated with captions and are as follows:
Album 1 (1928-1933)
Amiskwi and Beaverfoot survey, 1928, Forest Service, Dept. of the Interior, Canada
P.G.E. resources survey, 1929, Forest Resources Branch, British Columbia
Preliminary survey of a proposed logging railroad, 1930, Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Ltd. logging company
Elk Forest survey, 1930, British Columbia Forest Service
North Kamloops Survey, 1931, British Columbia Survey Branch
Railway belt survey, 1932, British Columbia Forest Service
Railroad logging operation, 1933, Industrial Timber Mills Ltd.
Album 2 (1934-1939):
Surveys for logging railroads, 1934-1935, UBO Industrial Timber Mills Ltd.
Kettle Forest Survey, 1935, British Columbia Forest Service
E&N Survey, 1936-1937
Harrison Survey, 1939

The third album, created between 1940 and 1946, contains photographs from McMullan's later career and show general forestry activities on Vancouver Island, mainland British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Captions and dates are inconsistently applied.

The fonds also includes a copy of McMullan's thesis entitled "The Work of the Surveys Division: British Columbia Forest Service" written in 1932 during McMullan's studies at the University of British Columbia. This thesis is illustrated with five b&w prints and an annotated map. Also included in the fonds is a notice of permanent appointment to the British Columbia civil service dated March 25, 1937 with attached salary schedule and a letter to McMullan dated January 20, 1938 regarding a new classification grading system for Foresters.

McMullan, Daniel Lawrence

Dominion timber berth administration files

  • GR-1499
  • Series
  • 1896-1932

The series consists of Dominion Lands Branch timber berth administration files created by the Canadian Department of the Interior from 1896 to 1932.

Canada. Department of the Interior

Dominion timber berth licenses

  • GR-1500
  • Series
  • 1931-1951

The series consists of Dominion Lands Branch timber berth licenses created by the Canadian Department of the Interior from 1931 to 1951.

Canada. Department of the Interior

Dominion timber marks register

  • GR-1501
  • Series
  • 1949-1954

The series consists of a timber mark register created by the Canadian Department of the Interior from 1949-1954.

Canada. Department of the Interior

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

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

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 course materials

  • GR-1455
  • Series
  • 1958-1962

This series contains course materials and student's notes by Gary Huva, later ranger at Blue River (R.D. 18, Kamloops Forest District), from the Forest Service Ranger School at Green Timbers, Surrey, B.C.

British Columbia. Forest Service Ranger School

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 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

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