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