Series GR-3640 - Tree farm cutting permits from the Port Alberni Forest District

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Tree farm cutting permits from the Port Alberni Forest District

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  • 1955-1992 (Creation)

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6.3 m of textual records and maps

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The Port Alberni Forest District was established in 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 tree farm cutting permit files from the Port Alberni Forest District. These files document the permit application process and the general administration of existing cutting permits in forests that are part of tree farm licences (TFL) 20, 21, 22, 44, 46 and 54. The records were created between 1955 and 1992.

The series is arranged by accession, then the tree farm number followed by the cutting permit number. The files contain forms, reports, correspondence and maps. The files consist of cutting permit applications, ministry approvals, revisions to the permit, forest appraisals, a description and maps of the area that will be logged, future plans for the area as well as ministry audits of the work that has been undertaken.

The files are for TFL 44, TFL 20 and TFL 21. In 1984, TFL’s 20 and 21 were consolidated to create TFL 44.

The ministries that were responsible for these records are:
1955-1962 Dept. of Lands and Forests
1962-1975 Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources
1975-1976 Dept. of Forests
1976-1986 Ministry of Forests
1986-1988 Ministry of Forests and Lands
1988-2005 Ministry of Forests

The records have been classified as 19700-45, 19700-46 and 19700-47 in the Forest Operational Classification System (ORCS). These numbers are covered under the old forestry file code number 880-3.

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


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The ministry maintains an online tree farm licence registry that includes copies of the licences, management plans, maps and orders.

See also GR-3636, tree farm licence annual reports, GR-3659, tree farm forest management plans from the Port Alberni Forest District, GR-3695, timber licence files from the Port Alberni Forest District and GR-3696, subject files from the Port Alberni Forest District.

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Accession numbers: 91-5745, 90-1668, 95-5385

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Also includes 12 oversize maps stored in a separate box. Smaller maps are intermingled in files with textual records.

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