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British Columbia. Dept. of Forests

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Dept. of Forests

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Department of Forests

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1975-1976

History

The Dept. of Forests was established in 1975 by an order in council (OIC 3838/75). Prior to 1975, the responsibility for forests in the province was carried out by the Forest Branch under the Dept. of Lands and Works (1871-1908) and later under the Dept. of Lands (1908-1945). The Forest Branch was renamed the Forest Service under the Dept. of Lands and Forests (1945-1962) and retained that name under the Dept. of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources (1962-1975). In 1975, the Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, was dissolved, and its functions were evenly distributed between the Dept. of Environment and Dept. of Forests. As a result, the Forest Branch and all forestry functions were transferred to the newly established Dept. of Forests. In 1975, the Dept. of Forests was responsible for the management of forest and range resources of the Crown and the planned use of such land in accordance with the Forest Act and Department of Forest Act. The department was also responsible for encouraging maximum productivity of those resources and encouraging a competitive timber processing industry in the province. In 1976, the Dept. of Forests was renamed the Ministry of Forests (OIC: 3199/76) and the functions of the department remained basically the same.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

A Government Name

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986) (1976-1986)

Identifier of the related entity

91

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources (1962-1975)

Identifier of the related entity

18

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

90

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-10-20

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Central Name Authority File

Maintenance notes

Created by: Michael Carter