Series GR-3910 - Okanagan Shuswap Forest District forest tenure records

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Okanagan Shuswap Forest District forest tenure records

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  • 1969-2004 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Okanagan Shuswap Forest District

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1.43 m of textual records, maps and photographs

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This series consists of forest tenure records from the Okanagan Shuswap district, 1969-2004. This series may also contain records created by the Salmon Arm Forest District, Penticton Forest District and Vernon Forest District in the Kamloops Forest Region. These districts (or parts of them) were likely amalgamated to form the Okanagan Shuswap Forest District in the early 2000’s which continued to manage the existing tenures in the new District.

The series includes a variety of forest tenure records, including tree farm licences, replaceable forest licence cutting permits, timber licence cutting permits, licences to cut, non-replaceable timber sale licences, replaceable timber sale licences and woodlot licences. Files contain forest development plans, management plans, legal documents, annual reports and operations information.

Records in these files include licences, correspondence, maps, road permits, annual reports, inspection reports, pre-harvest prescriptions and assessments, cutting permits, licence replacements, licence applications, silviculture prescriptions, harvest inspection reports, status clearance forms, logging plans and records regarding cancellation and extension of licences.

The majority of files consist of replaceable forest licence cutting permits. These files provide licences to harvest windblown salvage timber, harvest salvage from pine beetle infested timber, burn logging debris, clear timber for road right-of-ways, etc. Records include maps, silvculture information system definitions, silviculture and stand treatment reports, activity reports, amendments, burn plans, logging inspection reports, logging plans, harvesting reports and some photos.

The ministries responsible for the Forest and Range Districts, and the years that they were responsible, are:

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources (1962-1975)
British Columbia. Dept. of Forests (1975-1976)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Lands (1986-1988)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1988-2005)

This series is classified under ORCS number 19710-20, 19710-30, 19500-45, 19500-60, 19700-45, 19700-20, 19580-45, 19540-25, 19620-25, 19620-45, 19600-55, 19600-25, 19720-60, 19720-50, 19720-45, 19720-20 and 19720-25 of the Ministry of Forests schedule (881261).

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Transferred from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, 2019.


Files in the order as received from the Ministry.

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See GR-3909 for range management records
See GR-3911 for related operational records and procedure

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Accession number: 96-3213

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Also contains 1 3 1/2 inch floppy disk in one file.

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