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Registers of timber leases and royalties

  • GR-1184
  • Series
  • 1872-1913

Registers of timber leases and royalties (7 vols.). Consists of registers of leaseholds and licences maintained by the Lands and Works Dept., Victoria and the Timber Inspector, Vancouver; journals of timber lease payments in arrears (1891-1910), a...

British Columbia. Office of the Provincial Timber Inspector

Timber leases

  • GR-3099
  • Series
  • 1872-1936

Original timber leases, renewals, cancelled and surrendered wood pulp leases.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Special Timber Licenses

  • GR-0342
  • Series
  • 1884-1920

Special timber licences (117 vols.).

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Applications to cut timber

  • GR-0179
  • Series
  • 1890-1908

The series consists of records created by the Lands Branch between 1890 and 1908. The series contains registers of applications to cut and carry away timber, vols. 1-2, 4-11, (vol. 3 is missing). The registers give letter inward number, applicat...

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Financial records, correspondence and lists of timber lease holders

  • GR-1769
  • Series
  • 1903

This unit consists of two unrelated parts. Part 1: records of expenditures for the construction of the Westminster-Ladner Waggon (sic) Road, and correspondence regarding the right-of-way for the road and funding arrangements. June 16, 1903 - Nov...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Commission on Timber and Forestry, 1909

  • GR-0271
  • Series
  • 1905-1910

The series consists of records created by the Royal Commission on Timber and Forestry between 1905 and 1911. The records include transcripts of evidence, written submissions, abstract of evidence, reports, correspondence and other supporting mate...

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry on Timber and Forestry

Appeal book and judgements

  • GR-1208
  • Series
  • 1906

Appeal book and judgements of the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of James S. Emerson, timber dealer v. Robert T. Skinner, Provincial Timber Inspector, regarding the seizure of three booms of cedar under the Timber Manufacturing Act, 1906.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Letterpress reference books of surveyed land

  • GR-1058
  • Series
  • 1908-1914

Letterpress reference books of surveyed land, usually including name of land holder and lot number. The entries are arranged by land district for each reporting date. These lists were published later as notices in the British Columbia Gazette. ...

British Columbia. Surveys Branch

Report

  • GR-1125
  • Series
  • 1910

Report on forest fire fighting in the Province of British Columbia, in 1910 season. Submitted by W.C. Gladwin, Chief Provincial Fire Warden to the Honourable W.R. Ross, Chief Commissioner of Lands.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Special timber licences

  • GR-3736
  • Series
  • 1911-1990 (primarily 1963-1982)

Series consists of special timber licences created by the Ministry of Forests and its predecessors. The ministry created these records to manage the process of providing applicants with the right to cut in forests. The records were created betwe...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Guides to the Surveys and Inventory Division maps and photos

  • GR-2858
  • Series
  • 1913-1965

The series consists of working documents, microfilmed from their three ring binder in 1965, used by the vault staff of the Surveys and Inventory Division as location guides, finding aids and loan sheets, mainly for maps and air photographs. The c...

British Columbia. Forest Service. Surveys and Inventory Division

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 f...

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Records relating to Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd.

  • GR-1397
  • Series
  • 1916-1917

Records relating to Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd. Copies of leases and legal documents filed against the company's licences and leases, including wood pulp, booming ground, and quarry leases. Filed with the Minister of Lands.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Forest Branch annual reports

  • GR-0315
  • Series
  • 1916-1930

Annual reports of forest fires: reports recording detailed information concerning locations damage, and causes of fires throughout British Columbia (5 vols.). Vol. 1, 1916-1918; vol. 2, 1919-1921; vol. 3, 1922-1924; vol. 4, 1925-1927; vol. 5, 1928...

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Ranger patrol diaries

  • GR-1355
  • Series
  • 1916-1917

Ranger patrol diaries. Diaries of D. Wallace, whose ranger district was probably the Nicola valley and adjacent parts of the Railway Belt.

Canada. Environment Canada. Forestry Service

Nelson Forest Region operational records

  • GR-1119
  • Series
  • 1922-1981

Operational records of the District Forester/Regional Manager relating to forest administration and lumber management. Includes annual reports, records relating to cooperation with other resources ministries, Public Sustained Yield Units, range m...

British Columbia. Nelson Forest Region

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 log...

McMullan, Daniel Lawrence

Silviculture opening records

  • GR-3718
  • Series
  • 1943-2008

Series consists of silviculture opening records created by the South Vancouver Island district of the Ministry of Forests. The ministry defines silviculture as “the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, an...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Commission on Forest Resources (1943-1945)

  • GR-0520
  • Series
  • 1944-1946

Transcripts of proceedings and argument, exhibits, correspondence, secretary's record book of sittings and subject index to proceedings. This Commission of Inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act was established by Order-in-Council 1781 of 3...

Forest Service ledger

  • GR-1662
  • Series
  • 1946-1960

"Forest Management Licences Management Record" ledger containing records of licences and cutting permits issued including: permit or licence number, name of licencee, dates of advertisement, approval and expiry, location, timber marks, t...

British Columbia. Forest Service

Ranger meeting agenda

  • GR-1269
  • Series
  • 1949

Agenda of discussion topics at the Vancouver Forest District Ranger Meeting held February 21-25, 1949.

British Columbia. Vancouver Forest District

Operational records

  • GR-1217
  • Series
  • 1950-1970

Operational records consisting 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 l...

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District

Public sustained yield units management files

  • GR-3708
  • Series
  • 1952-1984

The series consists of management files relating to public sustained yield units. These files document day to day operations and were used for implementing and managing yield policies throughout the province. These records were created between 1...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests

Commission on Forest Resources

  • GR-0668
  • Series
  • 1955-1957

Appointed under the Public Inquiries Act (O.I.C. no. 35, 1955), Commissioner Gordon McG. Sloan. Report tabled in the Legislative Assembly, 23 January 1955. Transcripts of evidence, exhibits, report synopsis. Includes indexes. Some exhibits are...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1955-57)

Canadian Plywood Association fonds

  • PR-2178
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1989

The fonds consists of prints and/or printing elements of motion picture films that were distributed by the Canadian Plywood Association (CPA) or its predecessors, the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia (COFI) and the Plywood Manufact...

Canadian Plywood Association

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