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Aboriginal liaison and First Nations consultation case files for the Cariboo Region

  • GR-3902
  • Series
  • 1985-2008

This series consists of Aboriginal liaison and First Nations consultation case files, primarily for the Cariboo region, from 1985-2008. These records document the Ministry of Environment and its successors' resource management involvement with First Nations groups and consultation with respect to resource management plans. Each file documents consultation and communication with a particular First Nation, Tribal Council or other Indigenous group regarding a variety of issues and practices related to resource management and use. File may be related to land claims, land use planning, the creation of sustainable resource management plans (SRMPs) and sub-regional area plans, or specific resource management and land management issues, including forestry, water rights, wildlife management and hunting, mining, protection of parks and cultural sites, and the creation of roads.

The files in this series were titled and organized in most instances as case files, based on the name of the First Nation involved in the consultation process. Many files document the creation and finalization of various kinds of agreements between the Ministry and First Nations groups. Files also include the planning and execution of joint projects, workshops and meetings to consult First Nations about the creation of resource management plans or to address specific resource management issues.

Files may include correspondence, reports, memorandums of understanding, agreements, financial records, business records of the relevant indigenous group, consultation protocols, maps, and newspaper articles and government responses to them.

Most files regard a particular indigenous group, mostly from the Cariboo and surrounding region, including: 'Esdilagh (Alexandria Band), Alexis Creek, Tl'etinqox Government (Anaham), Llenlleney'ten (High Bar), Bonaparte, Tsq’escen (Canim Lake), Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek), Carrier-Sekani Tribal Council, Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council, Cariboo Tribal Council, Northern Secwēpemc te Qelmūcw (NStQ or Northern Shuswap Tribal Council), Esketemc (Alkali Lake), Hamatla Treaty Society, Homalco, Lhoosk’uz Dene (Kluskus), Lheidli-Tenneh, Nazko, Nuxalk Nation Government, Lhtako Dene (Red Bluff), Saik’uz, Skeetchestn, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Xat’sūll (Soda Creek), Simpcw (North Thompson Indian Band), Yunesit'in Government (Stone Indian Band), Tsilhqot’in National Government, Tl'esqox (Toosey First Nation), St'át'imc, Ts'kw'aylaxw, Ulkatcho Nation, Whispering Pines/Clinton, T'exelc (Williams Lake Indian Band), and Xeni Gwet’in First Nations. Other Indigenous groups may be mentioned within files.

Note that some of these files were reviewed as part of the following litigation: Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government v. Her Majesty the Queen et al.

Ministries responsible for the creation of this series, and their dates of the responsibility, are:
Ministry of Environment (1988-1991)
British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (1991-2001)
British Columbia. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management (2001-2005)
British Columbia. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (2005-2010)

Records in this series are covered by ORCS 17020-20 and 17730-25 of the Resource Management ORCS (schedule 144100).

British Columbia. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Approved resource management plans for the Cariboo region

  • GR-3903
  • Series
  • 1969-2006

This series consists of approved resource management plans (RMPs) primarily from the Cariboo and surrounding region, from 1969-2006. These records document the creation of the approved, published versions of the ministry’s various kinds of resource management plans and terms of reference.

Ad hoc RMPs are developed as necessary to fulfill unusual or unexpected planning needs. Files include issue specific plans for protected area strategies and road access plans. The majority of these files are lakes classification files which record the characteristics and uses of specific lakes.

Approved lake classification files may contain maps, photographs, aerial photographs, copies of fishing licenses, fish analysis, meeting minutes, reconnaissance surveys, reconnaissance lake inventories, and a brief report describing the size, shape, location, and uses of the lake. Most files list the uses of the lake and immediate area for timber, silviculture, range, engineering, fishing, recreation, commercial use, wildlife use, and First Nations use. Any commercial interests on the lakes such as traplines, guides or resorts may be listed. Files may also include correspondence regarding lake classification from government employees or interested third parties.

Ad hoc coordinated access management plans allow for the construction of roads and other infrastructure to increase access to wilderness areas. Files include letters from interested third parties impacted by the plan, alongside maps, reports, meeting records, and comments on draft plans by members of the public.

Sustainable resource management plans (SRMPs) cover a relatively small area (usually under 100,000 hectares), referred to as a landscape unit, and address the specific resource management issues in the area. This series includes records related to the 100 Mile House SRMP, including terms of reference and planning team documents used in drafting the plan.

Local resource use plans (LRUPs) were replaced by SRMPs between 1999 and 2003 and functioned similarly. The series includes LRUPs for several areas. Files may include planning team records, final approved plans, and a variety of other records which may document the creation of plans, the annual review of plans by community members and stakeholders, and the execution of the plan. Files address issues such as the construction of infrastructure, land management and various kinds of land use in the areas, particularly managing grazing land through the use of burning and fence construction.

The series includes two water use resource management plans, one for Clinton Creek and another for Michelle Creek near a Nazko Indian Reserve.

The series also includes a coastal RMP for Kyuquot Sound, a copy of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District regional growth management strategy, a regional land use plan (RLUP) for the Cariboo Chilcotin land use plan (CCLUP) and two higher level RMPs, one for the CCLUP and one for Kamloops.

It is unclear exactly which Ministries may have been responsible for the creation of these records before the 1990s. The likely Ministries responsible for the creation of this series, and their dates of the responsibility, are:
Ministry of Environment (1988-1991)
British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (1991-2001)
British Columbia. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management (2001-2005)
British Columbia. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (2005-2010)

Records in this series are covered by ORCS 17430-02, 17610-02, 17610-60, 17730-03, 17730-60, 17670-02, 17790-02, 17520-02 and 17460-02 of the Resource Management ORCS (schedule 144100).

British Columbia. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

[B.C. Ministry of Environment footage, 1959-1980]

Footage. Comprises original and workprint (or duplicate) film footage of British Columbia wildlife (fish, waterfowl, and mammals) as well as research projects, wildlife management programs and other activities of the Ministry of Environment or the Fish and Wildlife Branch.

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment (1979-1986)

British Columbia parks records

  • GR-1991
  • Series
  • 1912-1979

The series consists of records created by the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division, and its predecessor bodies, between 1912 and 1979.
The files contains park history, supervision and recreation files, correspondence, reports and memoranda pertaining to the establishment and management of provincial parks and recreation areas, including marine and historic parks. The records deal with land acquisition and use, roads, mineral claims, museum administration, forest management, grazing, wildlife, etc. and are classified by type and geographic area.

While the records are mostly arranged numerically by parks file code system, that order was not fully retained when the Parks Branch microfilmed the records and not all districts or area categories have been identified by name.

British Columbia. Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division

Environmental Appeal Board appeal records

  • GR-3999
  • Series
  • 1964-1987

This series consists of appeal files and other records from the Environmental Appeal Board, 1981-1987. The series also includes some appeal or hearing files from its predecessors, the Pesticide Control Appeal Board and Pollution Control Board dating back as early as 1964.

The appeals relate to a variety of permits and licences issued by the government to manage the use of various natural resources and other aspects of the environment. Appeal files are grouped by the piece of legislation they relate to.

Appeals and hearings under the Pesticide Control Act (RSBC 1979 c. 322) include the use and application of pesticides and herbicides for purposes including weed control, mosquito control, and wildlife (wolf and coyote) control. Most appeals wish to amend or cancel pesticide permits due to concerns including poison leeching into water supply, and injury to people or other animals.

Appeals under the Wildlife Act (SBC 1982 c. 57) relate to restoring hunting and guide outfitter licences which had been cancelled or amended as a result an of alleged contravention of the Wildlife Act.

Appeals under the Water Act (RSBC 1979 c. 429) may relate to the application, cancellation or amendment of water licences as well as other issues relating to water quality and quantity.

Appeal under the Waste Management Act (SBC 1982 c.41) and the Pollution Control Act (RSBC 1979 c. 332) relate to attempts to cancel or amend waste management permits. Permits may relate to disposing of sewage and other waste materials through burning, landfills, and release into the air or a body of water.

Appeal files may include respondent’s submissions, precedents, transcripts, exhibits, petitions, copies of permits, correspondence from stakeholders, maps, photographs, decisions, responses to decisions, permits, court records, newspaper clippings, and administrative records related to organizing the appeals.

The series also includes some transcripts of proceedings; reports or other reference material; day copies of correspondence from the Associate Deputy Minister E.H. Vernon and Deputy Minister Lloyd Brooks; and other administrative records relating to the operation of the Appeal Boards.

Transferred under one-time schedule number 870581.

British Columbia. Environmental Appeal Board

Fish and game records

  • GR-1109
  • Series
  • 1948-1963

The series consists of records created by the Game Commission (1948-1957) and the Fish and Game Branch (1957-1966). The series contains subject files relating to wildlife management, private shooting areas, game fish culture, river and stream pollution and obstructions, water licences, and parks. The records relate to a wide variety of topics such as habitat protection, pollution, the impacts of resource extraction projects, impacts of recreation activities, wildlife management and fisheries management across the province.

The series also includes the personal monthly duty diaries of a conservation officer.

British Columbia. Game Commission

Fish and Wildlife Branch executive records and correspondence

  • GR-4098
  • Series
  • 1969-1978

This series consists of correspondence created or received by various employees in the Department of Fish and Wildlife from 1969-1978. This includes correspondence inwards and outwards from the Minister of the Department of Recreation and Conservation, who led the Branch at this time. The records relate to a wide variety of topics such as habitat protection, pollution, the impacts of resource extraction projects, impacts of recreation activities, wildlife management and fisheries management.

The series includes correspondence to and or from the following individuals: William K. Kiernan and Jack Radford, Minister of Recreation and Conservation; Director of Fish and Wildlife Branch; D.J. Robinson, Assistant Director, Management and Development; D.M. Galbraith, G.D. Taylor, and M.R. Whatley, Fish Habitat Improvement; E.H. Vernon, Chief of Fisheries Improvement; R.C. Thomas, Fisheries Management; I.L. Wither and C.J. Bull, Fish Habitat protection; D. Demarchi, D.R. Halladay and W.A. McKay, Wildlife Biologist; K.R.D. Mundy, Assistant Chief of Wildlife Management; and W.G. Smith, Chief of Wildlife Management. Many other individuals may be included in the records, as many of the records are convenience copies sent to other executives as a reference. The minister's correspondence files may include letters written to or from other executives, such as the Deputy Minister.

Records also include memos and a few subject files. Correspondence files may include reports, maps and other enclosures. Correspondence referral replies are generally letters sent to the Minister or other executives and forwarded to other relevant employees for an answer. Many of these letters are from members of the public raising concerns over environmental issues such as pollution or industrial activities.

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Fish and Wildlife operational records

  • GR-1114
  • Series
  • 1966-1978

The series consists of records created by the Fish and Wildlife Branch between 1966 and 1978. The records include subject files relating to game, wildlife and fisheries management and conservation, environmental protection and habitat improvement; the administration of fish and game laws, ecological and scientific investigations, pollution, pesticides, and protection of stream and river habitat, predator control and outdoor recreation.

The files consist of correspondence, annual reports and memoranda.

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Fish and wildlife records

  • GR-1027
  • Series
  • 1920-1977

The series consists of records created by the Game Commission (1920-1957), the Fish and Game Branch (1957-1966), and the Fish and Wildlife Branch (1966-1977) relating to game, wildlife and fisheries management and conservation; environmental protection and habitat improvement; the administration of fish, trapping, and game laws; ecological and scientific investigations; water license applications and stream obstruction reports; flood control, pollution and protection of stream and river habitat; predator and rodent control; hunting, sports fisheries, outdoor recreation, and parks; Branch policy and administration.

The files contain correspondence, annual reports, manuals, memoranda and special reports and include correspondence with conservation and environmental groups, fish and game clubs, professional organizations of conservation officers, and other agencies of government.

The series also includes a subject file index (see box 2) and an index of orders-in-council relating to game enforcement, 1885-1968; hatchery records of the Cultus Lake, Smith Falls, and Lloyds Creek hatcheries of the Fish Culture Service, administered by the Canada Dept. of Marine and Fisheries (1920-1938) and the B.C. Came Commission (1938-1949).

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Fur management files

  • GR-3581
  • Series
  • 1962-1986

Series consists of records created as part of the BC Government’s management and regulation of trapping. The files were created between 1950 and 1986 by the Fish and Game Branch and, its successors, the Fish and Wildlife Branch, and Wildlife Branch. The administration of trapping during this period was governed by the Wildlife Act (SBC 1966, c. 55).

The records are arranged chronologically in two subseries: subject files and fur trader returns. The subject files cover a wide range of subjects including fur trade management, fur sales reports, BC Hydro, professional organizations, the Trapping Advisory Committee and the Committee on Humane Trapping. Some of the documents have been given numbers that correspond with classification numbers in the Fish and Wildlife file classification system. These numbers (15, 17 and 63) relate to the subjects of fur trade, traplines and fur bearers.

The fur trader returns consist of forms completed by the trappers that list their name, their location, licence number and the total number and types of animals trapped.

The Government Records Management Branch appraised these records for retention and selectively retained a portion of the files in 1992 and 2005. The subject files were sampled and a small number were selected for retention.

The fur trader returns were selectively retained. For the trapping seasons 1967-68 to 1974-75, all forms for one zone were selected for each year. Beginning with the 1979-80 season, selected months for each year were retained. There were no fur trader returns forms for the 1975-76 to 1978-79 seasons.

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Nelson region fish and wildlife records

  • GR-1810
  • Series
  • 1969-1981

Records of the Nelson Regional Office, Fish and Wildlife Branch (1969-1981) relating to game, wildlife and fisheries management; environmental protection and habitat protection; the administration of fish, trapping and game laws; predator control; hunting, sports fishing and outdoor recreation. Consists of correspondence, memoranda and reports. Includes correspondence with conservation and environmental groups, fish and game clubs, and agencies of the government.

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Northern British Columbia Fish and Wildlife records

  • GR-1085
  • Series
  • 1909-1972

The series consists of records created between 1909 and 1972 by the Northern Division or Northern Region of the Fish and Wildlife Branch and the "D" Division of its predecessor bodies, that relate to the registration and administration of traplines and the trapping industry. For most of the years covered in these records, this division/region consisted of all of British Columbia north of a line from Quesnel to Bella Coola, including these two places as well as Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Queen Charlotte Islands, the Stikine region, Cassiar, McDames Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John and the Peace River region, the upper Fraser River valley of the McBride-Tete Jaune Cache area, the Nechako valley, the Skeena region, and the Prince George area.

The series include early files transferred from the B.C. Police, files regarding First Nations traplines, and individual trapline files, 1922-1969; records on registered guides, including guide report forms and nominal files, 1948-1972; crime investigation reports and conviction record books of violation of fish and game laws, 1930-1967; game management records including subject files on wildlife organization, management activities, and data on various species.

This series contains a large number of maps and sketches from 1909 to 1972, especially relating to the trapline and guide files. Many of these were removed from their files in 1982 and catalogued as two separate sub-series by the Map Division of the BC Archives. An index map of guiding territories was also removed.

See index map of guiding territories catalogued as CM/G6
See sub-series CM/E117 for trapline maps, 1909-1968
See sub-series CM/C2054 (previously CM/S2) for trapline sketches, 1922-1972.

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Provincial Game Warden records

  • GR-0446
  • Series
  • 1905-1922

This collection is comprised of records relating to the development, implementation and administration of game management policies in British Columbia, 1905-1922. It includes correspondence, reports, vouchers and licences, as well as information regarding firearms regulation and prosecutions under game laws.

Researchers will find these records particularly useful for tracking the development and implementation of early provincial game management policies. General correspondence and reports from Deputy Game Wardens throughout the province contain information regarding the status of game in various areas over time. Difficulties in enforcing policies such as regulation of trophy hunters and the need for firearms licences are documented in these materials. Development of the game base as an economic resource through payment of licence fees, and international promotion of the province as a sportsperson's centre, were key components of A. Bryan Williams' approach to game management and the results of this can also be studied in these records. Conflicts between the provincial approach to the game resource and that taken by some Indigenous peoples can be studied in this collection. Many of the Deputy Game Wardens saw military service abroad during World War I and the records include some relevant correspondence.

This collection was compiled from several sets of Provincial Game Warden records that were transferred to the Provincial Archives of B.C. at various times.

See Table of Contents below for a general sense of the collection organization and finding aid for a detailed file/item list. The contents of some files are listed in a hardcopy index (i.e. an item list) available in the reference room. Please note that not all files are completely itemized.

A. Indexes : Box 1

B. Correspondence : Boxes 2-117
(1) Personal and semi-official correspondence of A. Bryan Williams, Provincial Game Warden : Boxes 2-4
(2) Correspondence out : Box 4
(3) Letterbooks of correspondence out : Boxes 5-11
(4) General correspondence inward and outward : Boxes 12-94
(5) Correspondence re: firearms licences : Boxes 95-117

C. Deputy Game Wardens : Boxes 118-149
(1) Monthly reports Boxes : 118-126
(2) Correspondence Boxes : 127-149

D. Returns re: firearms licences : Boxes 150-158

E. Vouchers : Boxes 159-161

F. Licences : Box 161

G. Prosecutions : Boxes 162-166

H. Miscellaneous : Boxes 166-167

British Columbia. Provincial Game and Forest Warden

Records of game biologists

  • GR-1120
  • Series
  • 1951-1969

This series contains records of game biologists of the Game Management Division and the Wildlife Management Division, consisting of annual reports, monthly reports of the Chief Game Biologist and various regional game biologists, and special reports. The latter are a memoranda entitled "Required expansion of the Game Management Division, 1959-1969" and a copy of a report submitted by the division's Director, Ten Year Plan 1963-1973.

British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

Records of meetings of biologists and technical staff

  • GR-1291
  • Series
  • 1964-1966

This series contains records of meetings of biologists and technical staff. The records cover various events including the proceedings and minutes of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Fish and Game Branch, held at Manning Park 14-16 January 1964, presentations at the Third Annual Meeting of the Fish and Game Branch technical staff, held at Penticton, 25-27 January 1966 as well as the presentation materials of "A conceptual approach to ARDA and its implications in British Columbia," which was presented by P.J. Bandy to the Fish and Game Branch staff meeting held at Penticton, 25-27 January 1966.

British Columbia. Fish and Game Branch

Royal Commission Re Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board (1921)

  • GR-0800
  • Series
  • 1921-1922

This series consists of records of the Royal Commission Regarding Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board. Commission records consist of letters patent appointing the commissioner, transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings, exhibits and the commissioner's original signed report and printed version.

British Columbia. Royal Commission Re Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board

Terpenning, John Gordon. The B.C. Wildlife Federation and government: a comparative study of pressure group and government interaction for two periods, 1947-1957 and 1958-1975

The B.C. Wildlife Federation and government: a comparative study of pressure group and government interaction for two periods, 1947-1957 and 1958-1975. xii, 253 p: figs., tables. Thesis (M.A.), University of Victoria, 1982. Vita. Bibliography: p 131-140. Canadian theses on microfiche, 58553.

Terpenning, John Gordon, 1922-

Wildlife habitat assessment training materials

  • GR-3600
  • Series
  • 1997-2001

Series consists of course materials used to train staff in wildlife habitat inventories and assessments. The courses were created by the BC Government’s Resources Inventory Committee to train staff in how to create inventories of small mammals, raptors, bats, songbirds, the Marbled Murrelet and Plethodontod Salamanders.

The material includes instructor and participant manuals and workbooks. The workbooks contain a wide variety of media including overhead transparencies, slides, compact discs, cassettes, photographs and maps.

These records were classified as 17635-05 in the Administrative Classification System (ARCS).

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks