Forest Service BC

FOREST SERVICE BC was established as a branch of the Department of Lands in 1912 under its first chief forester, H.R. MacMILLAN. The primary responsibilities of the service included protecting the province's forests from fire, promoting the commercial use of forests and collecting revenues for the government. The branch also administered rangelands. In the late 1930s the Forest Service took on SILVICULTURAL responsibilities, opening nurseries and planting trees in areas damaged by FOREST FIRES...

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