British Columbia Forest Service History
 

Listing of changes for:

 

Ministers of the B.C. Forest Service 1910 -

William R. Ross (Chief Commissioner of Lands)   Oct. 10, 1910 - Dec. 15, 1915
William R. Ross (Minister of Lands)   Dec. 15, 1915 - Nov. 30, 1916
Thomas D. Pattullo (Minister of Lands)   Nov. 30, 1916 - Aug. 20, 1928
Frederick Burden (Minister of Lands)   Aug. 21, 1928 - Oct. 29, 1930
Nelson S. Lougheed (Minister of Lands)   Oct. 29, 1930 - June 1, 1933
Canon Joshua Hinchliffe (Minister of Lands)   June 1, 1933 - Nov. 15, 1933
A. Wells Gray (Minister of Lands)   Nov. 15, 1933 - May 15, 1944
John Hart (Premier and Minister of Lands)   May 15, 1944 - Nov. 8, 1944
Edward T. Kenney (Minister of Lands until 1945 then Lands and Forests)   Nov. 8, 1944 - Aug. 1, 1952
Robert E. Sommers   Aug. 1, 1952 - Feb. 28, 1956
Ray Williston   Feb. 28, 1956 - Sept. 15, 1972
Robert Williams   Sept. 15, 1972 - Dec. 22, 1975
Tom Waterland   Dec. 22, 1975 - Jan. 17, 1986
Don Phillips (acting)   Jan. 17, 1986 - Feb. 11, 1986
Jack Heinrich   Feb. 11, 1986 - Aug. 11, 1986
Jack Kempf   Aug. 14, 1986 - March 6, 1987
John Savage (acting)   March 6, 1987 - March 31, 1987
David Parker   March 31, 1987 - Nov. 1, 1989
Claude Richmond   Nov. 1, 1989 - Nov. 5, 1991
Dan Miller   Nov. 5, 1991 - Sept. 17, 1992
Art Charbonneau   Sept. 17, 1992 - Dec. 16, 1992
Dan Miller   Dec. 16, 1992 - Sept. 15, 1993
Andrew Petter   Sept. 15, 1993 - Feb. 22, 1996
Denis Striefel   Feb. 28, 1996 - June 17, 1996
David Zirnhelt   June 17, 1996 - Feb. 29, 2000
Jim Doyle   Feb. 29, 2000 - Nov. 1, 2000
Gordon Wilson   Nov. 1, 2000 - June 5, 2001
Michael de Jong   June 5, 2001 - June 16, 2005
Rich Coleman (Ministry of Forests and Range)   June 16, 2005 - June 23, 2008
Pat Bell   June 23, 2008 - March 14, 2011
Steve Thomson   March 14, 2011 -

 

Deputy Ministers of the B.C. Forest Service

1929-
H. Cathcart   1929 - 1944
C.D. Orchard   1945 - 1957
R.G. McKee   1958 - 1964
F.S. McKinnon   1965 - 1968
J.S. Stokes   1969 - 1976
E.L. Young (Chief Forester & Chief Executive Officer)   1977
Mike Apsey   June 1978 - June 1984
R.W. Robbins (acting)   1984
A.C. Macpherson   1985 - 1986
R. Flitton   Aug. 1986 - April 1, 1987
R. Marr   1987 - Nov. 30, 1989
Philip Halkett   Jan. 1, 1990 - April 15, 1991
Bob Plecas   April 15, 1991 - Nov. 5, 1991
Philip Halkett   Nov.  5, 1991 - Sept. 15, 1993
Gerry Armstrong   Sept. 15, 1993 - Feb. 3, 1997
John Allan   Feb. 3, 1997 - Sept. 4, 1999
Lee Doney   Sept. 4, 1999 - June 5, 2001
Don Wright   June 5, 2001 - June 29, 2003
Doug Konkin   June 30, 2003 - Jan. 20, 2009
John Dyble   Jan. 20, 2009 - June 1, 2009
Dana Hayden   June 1, 2009 - March 14, 2011
Doug Konkin   March 14, 2011 - April 19, 2013
David Peterson (acting)   April 19, 2013 -

 

Chief Foresters of the B.C. Forest Service

H.R. MacMillan   1912 - 1915
M.A. Grainger   1915 - 1920
P.Z. Caverhill   1920 - 1935
E.C. Manning   1935 - 1941
C.D. Orchard   1941 - 1958
R.G. McKee   1958 - 1959
F.S. McKinnon   1959 - 1965
L.F. Swannell   1965 - 1972
I.T. Cameron   1972 - 1974
E.L. Young   1974 - 1978
W. Young   1978 - 84
R. Robbins   1984 - 1985
John Cuthbert   1985 - Aug. 30, 1994
Larry Pedersen   Sept. 1, 1994 - Nov. 2004
Jim Snetsinger   Nov. 8, 2004 - Mar. 2012
David Peterson   May 10, 2012 -

 

Name Changes of the B.C. Departments and Ministries (which have contained the Forest Service, 1912 - )

Department of Lands, Forest Branch   Feb. 1912 - April 5, 1945
Department of Lands and Forests, Forest Service   April 5, 1945 - March 30, 1962
Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, Forest Service   March 30, 1962 - Dec. 11, 1975
Ministry of Forests, Forest Service   Dec. 11, 1975 - Nov. 6, 1986
Ministry of Forests and Lands, Forest Service   Nov. 6, 1986 - July 6, 1988
Ministry of Forests, Forest Service   July 6, 1988 - June 16, 2005 
Ministry of Forests and Range, Forest Service   June 16, 2005 - October 25, 2010
Ministry of Forests, Mines and Lands   October 25, 2010- March 14, 2011
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations   March 14, 2011-

 

Updated April 2013