Series GR-3696 - Subject files from the Port Alberni Forest District

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Subject files from the Port Alberni Forest District

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  • 1956-1981 (Creation)

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1.07 m of textual records and cartographic records

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The Port Alberni Forest District was established between 1978 and 1981 under the Ministry of Forests Act, 1978. It was part of the Vancouver Forest Region, and had previously existed as a more informal "Ranger District" with the same boundaries. Its name was changed in 1998 to the South Island Forest District.

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The series consists of subject files from the Port Alberni Forest District. These files were created as part of the regular activities of the district office and include both operational and administrative files. The majority of files relate to tree farm licences (TFL) although there are also a few files that relate to log salvage, Cascara bark use, and water licences.

The series contains correspondence, circulars, reports, maps and ledger sheets. The files are arranged by their classification number. The files classified as 870-3 relate to tree farm licences. These consist of the vast majority of files in this series. The 860 files consist of permit and licence applications.

The majority of the TFL files relate to the administration of tree farm licences 20 and 21 which are located in the Clayoquot area of BC. The correspondence with the licensee deals with administration and management of the TFL. This includes issues with the licence, amendments to the licence, the stumpage rates, amendments to the licence, future cutting plans, includes copies of the licence and subsequent amendments. Some of the material in the files duplicate the material in the main TFL series of GR-3659.

There is information relating to stumpage rates. There are many letters from the ministry to licensees about rates. The series also contains ledgers that were used to calculate the stumpage fees. The administration and policy files contain documentation about how the ledgers functioned.

The ministries that were responsible for these records are:
1956-1962 Dept. of Lands and Forests
1962-1975 Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources
1975-1976 Dept. of Forests
1976-1981 Ministry of Forests

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Transferred to the BC Archives in 2016 by the South Island District of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.


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Associated materials

The archives also has additional records from the Port Alberni Forest District. These include the following:

GR-3636 Tree farm licence annual reports
GR-3640 Tree farm cutting permits
GR-3642 Timber sale harvesting licences from the Port Alberni Forest District
GR-3659 Tree farm forest management plans
GR-3695 Timber licence files from the Port Alberni Forest District

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Accession number: 90-1668

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