RBCM Archives

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Lands

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Lands

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Ministry of Forests and Lands

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1986-1988

History

The Ministry of Forests and Lands was established in 1986 as the successor to the Dept. of Forests (OIC 1491/86). As part of this reorganization, the functions relating to Crown lands were taken from the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing and merged with with this new ministry. The ministry was responsible for the management of crown land resources of the Crown and the planned use of such land. The department was also responsible for encouraging maximum productivity of those resources. The Ministry was organized into four divisions, each led by an assistant deputy minister. These divisions included: Forestry; Timber and Lands Marketing; Forests and Land Operations; and Management Services. The Assistant Deputy Minister of the Forestry Division was also the Chief Forester. The Forestry Division's branches included: Integrated Resources (Planning, Recreation and Range); Inventory; Research; Silviculture; and Protection. The Forest Regions were the responsibility of the Forest and Lands Operations Division. The Timber and Land Marketing Division consisted of two distinct sections: Timber (Timber Harvesting and Industry Development and Marketing); and Lands (Land Policy, Land Acquisition and Marketing, Surveyor-General). This reorganization expanded the responsibilities of the former Ministry of Forests to include activities relating to the marketing, settlement, surveying, and disposal of Crown Lands. In August 1988 the Ministry of Forests and Lands reverted to the name Ministry of Forests. Responsibilities for Crown lands were transferred to the newly established Ministry of Crown Lands.

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 (1988-2005) (1988-2005)

Identifier of the related entity

93

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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

Control area

Description identifier

92

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-12-08

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Central Name Authority Files.

Maintenance notes

Created by: Dennis Duffy.