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Prince George Forest District operational records
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The Fort George Forest District was established in 1913 under the Forest Act, 1912. Its headquarters was located in Prince George. In 1916 part of the Tete Juan Forest District was added to it.
In 1930, part of the lands in the Railway Belt, which had previously been administered by the federal government, were also added to Fort George. The remaining Railway Belt lands were added to the Kamloops and Vancouver Forest Districts. As a result of these changes, in 1932, half of the Cariboo Forest District was also added to the Fort George District. In 1972, the Cariboo Forest District was reestablished, and these lands were transferred back to it to replicate its previous boundaries.
The Fort George district was renamed the Prince George Forest District in 1953. However, the boundaries did not change.
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The Fort George district was renamed the Prince George Forest District in 1953. However, the boundaries did not change. In 1972, the Cariboo Forest District was reestablished, and some of the lands in the Prince George Forest District were transferred back to it to replicate its previous boundaries.
In 1978, the Prince George Forest District was renamed the Prince George Forest Region, but the boundaries of the area remained identical. The Prince George Forest Region consisted of several smaller Forest Districts: Dawson Creek-Chetwynd, Fort Nelson, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, McBride-Valemont, Prince George, Vanderhoof and Fort St. John. This means the Prince George Forest District continued to exist after 1978, with smaller boundaries, as part of the larger Prince George Forest Region.
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This series contains operational records of the Prince George Forest District relating to forest administration, 1919-1981. Records are arranged according to the Forest Service filing system. These records include annual reports, ranger meeting summaries, records regarding timber exports, forest protection, forest reserves, the Peace River hydroelectric projects, the Mica Dam flood basin, land use, timber cruising, silviculture, aerial photography, rights-of-way, timber sales, timber licenses, Public Sustained Yield Units, and farm wood lot licenses. Also contains construction and maintenance reports pertaining to ranger stations, lookouts, forest roads and trails, boathouses, telephone lines and other Forest Service facilities. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, licenses, permits, plans, etc.
The ministries responsible for the Forest Districts, and the years that they were responsible, are:
British Columbia. Dept. of Lands (1908-1945)
British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests (1945-1962)
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)
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Transferred to Project 87, 1982, received by the Archives in 1982.
Arranged according to the Forest Service filing system described in the Operational Manual with instructions to Forest Officers (Victoria, 1942), pp. 109-110, 341-353. For a copy, see GR-944, Box 1.
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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.
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See GR-3934 for additional Prince George Forest District operational records.
See GR-1034 for Prince George Forest District range management records.
Accession number(s): G82-036
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- British Columbia. Fort George Forest District (Subject)
- Aleza Lake Experimental Station (Subject)
- Wenner-Gren British Columbia Development Company (Subject)
- British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978) (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Forests (Subject)
- British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986) (Subject)