RBCM Archives

Series GR-1085 - Northern British Columbia Fish and Wildlife records

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Northern British Columbia Fish and Wildlife records

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GR-1085

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  • 1922-1972 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch

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Originals, 15.4 m

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British Columbia. Fish and Wildlife Branch (1966-)

Biographical history

Predecessor history: The Game Commission was established in 1934 and constituted by legislative authority in the following year, replacing the Provincial Game Commissioner. It reported to the Legislative Assembly through the Dept. of the Attorney-General. On April 1, 1957 the Game Commission under the Dept. of the Attorney-General name was changed to the Fish and Game Branch of the Dept. of Recreation and Conservation. In 1966 the Fish and Game Branch changed its name to Fish and Wildlife Branch. The branch was transferred in December 1978 to Ministry of the Environment

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These records relate to the registration and administration of traplines and the trapping industry and include files transferred from the B.C. Police, files regarding Indian 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 record unit contains a large number of maps and sketches, especially relating to the trapline and guide files. Many of these have been transferred to the Map Division.

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Transferred from Ministry of Environment, Prince George Region, Conservation Officer Service, 1982.

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These records were originally arranged by volume and have been re-housed into boxes.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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Reference maps documenting trapline locations have been removed from GR-1085 and catalogued as CM/E117. A full list of the reference maps, arranged by microfiche sheet number and by original map number is available as finding aid CM/E117. Index map of guiding territories catalogued as CM/G6. Sketches, maps and plans removed are catalogued as CM/C2054. See finding aid for CM/E117 in map area of reference room. Records of "D" Division of the B.C. Game Commission (1922-1957) and the Fish and Game Branch (1957-1966) and the Northern Division or Northern Region of the Fish and Wildlife Branch. 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.

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Accession number(s): G82-019; 89-1389

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