This series consists of records related to tree farm licences (TFLs) managed by the Southern Interior Forest Region and its predecessors from 1967-2003. This region was created with the amalgamation of the Nelson, Kamloops and Cariboo Forest Regions in 2003. The series includes TFL records form all three regions.
TFLs are a type of timber tenure which grants a virtually exclusive right to harvest timber and manage forests in a specified area. They are issued for a term of 25 years, but can be replaced every 5-10 years. Records relate to the following TFLs: 3, 5, 13, 14, 15, 18, 23, 33, 35, 52 and 56. Over the years, TFL boundaries and rights holders may have changed.
Records include procedures, annual reports from licence holders, recreation resource management plans, as well as general files with correspondence, reports and other records related to the licences.
The records have been classified as 19700-02, 19700-60 and 19710-45 in the Forestry Operational Classification System (ORCS).
The ministries responsible for these records, and the years that they were responsible, are:
Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources (1962-1975)
Dept. of Forests (1975-1976)
Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)
Ministry of Forests and Lands (1986-1988)
Ministry of Forests (1988-2005)
British Columbia. Southern Interior Forest Region