Item 17605V - Volume II working plan no. 1, tree farm licence application : MacMillan, Bloedel & Powell River Limited

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Volume II working plan no. 1, tree farm licence application : MacMillan, Bloedel & Powell River Limited

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  • 30 Mar. 1961 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests

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1 atlas : 82 col. maps

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In 1945, the Dept. of Lands was renamed the Dept. of Lands and Forests (Department of Lands Act Amendment Act, SBC 1945, c. 45). At this time, the department was reorganized into two branches, the Lands Service and the Forests Service. The department's structure was based on that of the Dept. of Lands. The Dept. of Lands, headed by the Chief Commissioner of Lands, was given responsibility for public lands and water rights, and all matters connected therewith. (SBC 1908, c. 31, s. 5). These responsibilities included:

(1) the management of all public lands, as per the Land Act, (RSBC 1897, c. 113);
(2) administration of water rights, as per the Water Clauses Consolidation Act, (RSBC 1897, c. 191) and the Water Act (SBC 1909, c. 48) ; and
(3) the management of timber resources under the Forest Act (SBC 1912, c. 17).

In 1962, the Dept. of Lands and Forests was renamed the Dept. of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources (Department of Lands and Forests Act Amendment Act, SBC 1962, c. 22). At this time, the department was reorganized into three branches, the B.C. Lands Service, the B.C. Forest Service, and the B.C. Water Resources Service.

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The item is an atlas created by the Dept. of Lands and Forests in 1961. The atlas was created to document the tree farm licence applications of MacMillan, Bloedel & Powell River Limited. It contains 82 colour maps, including one index map with contents listed.
The index has a key map which shows the seven blocks of forested land covered by the application. The blocks are listed, along with other map types associated with each block. The maps are arranged by block within the atlas. The seven blocks are:
1. Powell River
2. Adams River
3. Coast Islands
4. Port Hardy
5. Phillips River
6. Q. Charlotte I.
7. Namu
Each block may have the following types of maps or overlays associated with it: ownership key map, compartment key map, access development, fire protection and forest cover maps.

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2 of the 3 posts holding atlas together are missing. Map pages are fragile.

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The Provincial Archives received the atlas from the Vancouver Forest District office vault in May 1981.


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Related records may include:
GR-3636 Tree farm licence annual reports, 1951-1999

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