Reconnaissance Reports and Reconnaissance Survey Files


Abstract:

In the first half of the 20th century, forest surveys were conducted for individual watersheds throughout the Province of British Columbia. The reports and survey files listed here are scans of the original baseline surveys. They often contain economic and cultural information of the period. The detailed fold-out colour maps depict trails, burn areas, and other forestry data. The reports also often contain early black and white and aerial photographs.

The following reports (listed alphabetically) have been scanned to PDF. To view these PDF documents you need the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from the Adobe Web Site. Due to their size the maps and tables have been scanned in segments.

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A

53rd Parallel 1914 (PDF 3695 KB)

Aberdeen Mountain Provincial Forest Boundary 1926 (PDF 21647 KB)

Aberdeen Forest Improvement Plan 1926 (PDF 1794 KB)

Aberdeen Provincial Forest 1926 (PDF 8591 KB)

Adams River 1912 (PDF 7321 KB)

Arrowstone Forest 1932 (PDF 9487 KB)  

B

Babine Forest 1925 (PDF 9594 KB)  

Babine Provincial Forest 1926 (PDF 10942 KB)

Babine Forest 1926 and 1927 (PDF 55412 KB)

Babine Lake District 1914 (PDF 3997 KB)

Barriere Forest 1931 (PDF 24546 KB)

Bear Creek (Tulameen) 1925 (PDF 8436 KB)

Big Bend, Columbia River 1932 (PDF 13269 KB)

Bowron River 1927 (PDF 3795 KB)

Broughton, Gilford and Harbledown Forests 1932 (PDF 21383 KB)

Burntbridge Creek Campsite - East Kootenays - Elk Forest Reserve (PDF 1125 KB)

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Canadian Northern Railway (C.N.R.) and Canoe River Valley 1913 (PDF 4080 KB)

Capilano Watershed 1922 (PDF 14107 KB)

Carp Lake Sustained Yield Unit 1955: Forest Resources Bulletin No. 27 (PDF 50666 KB)

Chilcotin 1923 (PDF 13843 KB)

Clayoquot Region 1945-1946 (PDF 15044 KB)

Clearwater River Cruise 1921 (PDF 4054 KB)

Coast Islands Working Circle 1938 (PDF 15206 KB)

Comox Logging and Railway Company 1937 (PDF 8679 KB)

Cottonwood and Swift Rivers 1924 (PDF 11516 KB)

Cottonwood Public Working Circle 1956: Forest Resources Bulletin No. 33 (PDF 37701 KB)

Crooked, Pack and Upper Parsnip Rivers 1929 (PDF 2392 KB)

Crooked River Forest 1950 (PDF 8516 KB)

Crooked River Forest Appendices 1950 (PDF 2568 KB)

Crooked River Public Working Circle 1956: Forest Resources Bulletin No. 28 (PDF 20873 KB)

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Darke (Fish) Lake Park and Eneas Lakes Park 1944 (PDF 13055 KB)

Dome Forest 1939 (PDF 18400 KB)

Douglas Forest 1928 (PDF 2619 KB)

Douglas Forest 1932 (PDF 11476 KB)

Duncan Forest 1932 (PDF 35898 KB)

E

East Kootenay Valley 1913 (PDF 1620 KB)

East Portion Lillooet District 1913 (PDF 9860 KB)   

Elk Forest 1929-1930 (PDF 4180 KB)

Elk Forest 1931 (PDF 22903 KB)

Elk River Cruise 1922 (PDF 12506 KB)

Ernest C. Manning Park 1943 (PDF 12506 KB) Park Report 48

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway 1938 (PDF 25195 KB)

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Flathead Forest 1931 (PDF 23617 KB)   

Flathead River 1922 (PDF 5321 KB)

Fly Hill Forest 1932 (PDF 15688 KB)    

Fly Hill Forest 1941 (PDF 5627 KB)

Fraser South 1942 (PDF 18762 KB) - Appendix 1942 (PDF 9374 KB)

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Garibaldi Park 1945 (PDF 17988 KB) Park Report 3

Graham Forest 1938 (PDF 30029 KB)

Granite Creek (Tulameen) 1925 (PDF 6981 KB)

Grizzly Hill Provincial Forest 1925 (PDF 18768 KB)

Grizzly Hill Provincial Forest 1926 (PDF 19161 KB)

Grizzly Hill Provincial Forest 1926 Improvement Plans (PDF 4128 KB)

Grizzly Hills Provincial Forest 1925 Management Plan (PDF 2559 KB)

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Harrison Drainage 1940 (PDF 20771 KB) - Appendix (PDF 12355 KB)

Hat Creek Forest 1932 (PDF 11919 KB)

Hazelton to Burns Lake 1912 (PDF 1936 KB)

Herrick River 1928 (PDF 8573 KB)

Horsefly River 1923 (PDF 19069 KB)

Howland and Waltz Pulp Application 1923 (PDF 9287 KB)

I

Inkaneep Forest 1925 (PDF 19856 KB)

Inkaneep Provincial Forest 1925 (PDF 13733 KB)

Inkaneep and Little White Mountain 1926 (PDF 2976 KB)

J

Juan de Fuca Region 1942 (PDF 18307 KB), Appendix  1942 (PDF 15096 KB)

K

Kettle Forest 1935 (PDF 51648 KB) 

Kingcome Forest 1935 (PDF 17605 KB) 

Kitimaat and Clearwater Valleys 1921-1922 (PDF 7494 KB) 

Kitlope River 1921 (PDF 1309 KB) 

Kokanee Glacier Park 1943 (PDF 20666 KB) Park Report 5

Kootenay Lake 1923 (PDF 9287 KB)

Kootenay Valley 1913 (PDF 1411 KB) 

Koprino Harbour, Quatsino Sound 1913 (PDF 1119 KB)

Kwoiek Creek Development (map missing) 1957 (PDF 1166 KB)

Kyuquot Region 1947-1948 (PDF 13787 KB)

Kyuquot Region 1950 (PDF 13787 KB)

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Lakelse Valley 1921 (PDF 2347 KB)

Lillooet and Cariboo Districts 1914 (PDF 3082 KB)

Little White Mountain Forest 1925 (PDF 20178 KB)

Little White Mountain Provinical Forest 1926 (PDF 9940 KB)

Long Lake Forest 1932 (PDF 8777 KB)

Loughborough Forest 1932 (PDF 24523 KB) Reconnaissance Report 54

Lower Arrow Lake South 1937 (PDF 26624 KB)

Lower Arrow Forest 1936 (PDF 23500 KB)

Lower McGregor River 1924 (PDF 2867 KB)

M

Martin Mountain Forest 1932  (PDF 12520 KB)

Masset Inlet 1921 (PDF 1799 KB)

McBride and Tete-Jaune 1923 (PDF 1389 KB) 

McBride and Tete-Jaune 1923 (PDF 4707 KB)

McGregor Forest 1928  (PDF  4208 KB) 

McGregor River 1924-1925 (PDF 10844 KB)

McGregor River 1925  (PDF 8119 KB)   

McKinley and Crooked River Region (Horsefly 1924 Cruise) 1924 (PDF 11261 KB) Reconnaissance Survey File 612

Mill Bay, Babine Lake 1951 (PDF 8160 KB) Reconnaissance Survey File 1124

Momich Forest 1932 (PDF 28540 KB)

Monte Hills Forest 1932 (PDF 10738 KB)

Moresby Forest 1937/38 (PDF 33189 KB)

Morice Forest 1931 (PDF 18663 KB)

Morice Lake  1956 - Forest Resources Bulletin No. 11 (PDF 7912 KB)

Morice River 1927 (PDF 12933 KB)

Mount Ida and Larch Hills Forests 1932 (PDF 25418 KB)

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Nass River 1921 (PDF 24372 KB)

Nass and Skeena 1913 (PDF 8478 KB)   

Nation Lakes to Stuart Lake 1912 (PDF 6844 KB)

Naver Creek 1956 - Forest Resources Bulletin No. 9 (PDF 45136 KB)

Naver Public Working Circle 1956 - Forest Resources Bulletin No. 32 (PDF 21631 KB)

Nechako (Upper) Watershed  1928 (PDF 19765 KB)

Nehalliston Forest 1927-1928 (PDF 27948 KB)

Nicola Forest 1932 (PDF 27948 KB)

Nicola Lake 1962 (PDF 1753 KB)

Nicola P.S.Y.U. 1971 (PDF 2503 KB)

Nimpkish Forest 1934 (PDF 28995 KB)

Niskonlith Forest 1932 (PDF 14411 KB) 

North Shore Survey 1941 (PDF 25461 KB) Reconnaissance Report 78 - Appendix (PDF 14397 KB)

North Thompson and Barriere Rivers 1913 (PDF 6250 KB)

Northern British Columbia 1944 (PDF 16297 KB)

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Okanagan Forest 1930 (PDF 23396 KB)

Okanagan Working Circle 1938-1939 (Volume 1 PDF 11644 KB, Volume 2 PDF 41692 KB)

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Parsnip and McGregor Rivers 1915 (PDF 2196 KB)

Peace River Block and Adjacent Areas 1946 (PDF 10007 KB)

Pennask Forest 1931 (PDF 7423 KB) 

Phillips, Apple and Stafford Rivers 1954 (PDF 6518 KB)

Pine and Misinchinka Watershed 1914-1915 (PDF 1897 KB)

Powell Forest 1931 (PDF 16281 KB)

Prince George 1926 (PDF 15122 KB)

Prince George District 1927 (PDF 18099 KB)

Purden Lake Public Working Circle 1956 (PDF 19448 KB)

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Quadra Forest 1930 (PDF 6132 KB)

Quadra Island 1948 (PDF 3218 KB)

Quadra Island 1949 (PDF 1256 KB)

Quatsino Region 1939 (PDF 41086 KB) - Appendix (PDF 18491 KB)

Queen Charlotte Islands Cruise 1923 (PDF 2113 KB)

Quesnel and Barkerville 1923 (PDF 3824 KB)

Quesnel Lake 1925 (PDF 8122 KB)

Quesnel Lake S.Y.U. - Forest Resources Bulletin 1959 (PDF 5841 KB)

Quesnel River Watershed 1923 (PDF 5967 KB)

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Raft River 1924 (PDF 3124 KB)

Redonda Forest 1927 (PDF 14029 KB)   

Rennel Sound 1923 (PDF 4109 KB)

Right-of-way Cruise Report of Forest Lands: B.C. Power Commission Transmission Line Project: Great Central to Ucluelet, [Vancouver Island] 1961 (PDF 6880 KB)

Rossland Forest 1926 (PDF  6187 KB)

Rossland Region 1937 (PDF 13394 KB)  

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Sayward Forest 1929 (PDF 18204 KB)

Sayward Region 1942-1948 (PDF 7417 KB)

Sayward Region 1949 (PDF 1753 KB)

Seechelt Forest 1933 (PDF 13394 KB)

Seven Mile Lake - Fish Lake - Cherry Lake - Yahk Forest Reserve - East Kootenays (PDF 4686 KB)

Seymour Creek Valley 1913-1925 (PDF 5080 KB)

Seymour Forest 1936 (PDF 25310 KB)

Shuswap Forest 1932 (PDF 18714 KB)

Shuswap Provincial Forest 1926 (PDF 10440 KB)

Silver Spring Lake - East Kootenays Elk Forest Reserve  (PDF 1986 KB)

Skeena River Cottonwood 1937 (PDF 20657 KB)

Slocan Forest 1942 (PDF 20661 KB) Appendix (PDF 9965 KB)

Sonora, E. and W. Thurlow and Hardwicke Is. Forests 1926 (PDF 17219 KB)

South Cassiar 1913 (PDF 7002 KB)

South Okanagan Forests 1925 (PDF 26677 KB)

South Pine and Misinchinka 1914 (PDF 2386 KB)

Spallumcheen Forest 1928 (PDF 38650 KB)

Stuart Lake 1924 (PDF 14709 KB)

Stuart Lake P.W.C.: 1959: Forest Resources Bulletin No. 46 (PDF 3556 KB)

Stuart Lake Public Working Circle 1956: Forest Resources Bulletin No. 46 (PDF 70793 KB)

Suzanne (Nanistee) Lake - Elk Forest Reserve East Kootenays (PDF 1986 KB)

Swift River Cruise 1924 (PDF 2471 KB)  

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Tacla Lake 1913 (PDF 2283 KB)

Tahtsa Lake 1921 (PDF 7459 KB)

Tranquille Forest 1931 (PDF 11018 KB) 

Toba Forest 1934 (PDF 30160 KB)

Toba, Homolko and Klene-A-Klene Valleys 1914 III (PDF 3149 KB)

Toba, Homolko and Klene-A-Klene Valleys 1914 IV (PDF 4540 KB) 

Tweedsmuir Park 1944 (PDF 28386 KB) Park Report 24

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Upper Adams River, Finn Creek and Otter Creek 1953 (PDF 11846 KB)

Upper Arrow Forest 1935 (PDF 38820 KB) Reconnaissance Report 67

Upper Columbia Valley 1914  (PDF 1956 KB)  

Upper Fraser 1921  (PDF 15888 KB)   

Upper Fraser Valley 1923 (PDF 1135 KB) 

Upper Kootenay Valley 1914 (PDF 2233 KB)  

Upper North Thompson 1920-1921 (PDF 2407 KB)

Upper Skeena and Suskwa Rivers 1929 (PDF 11846 KB)

V

Vancouver Island (Certain areas in the northern part of Vancouver Island and adjacent islands) 1925 Reconnaissance Survey File 1091 (PDF 6545 KB)

W

Wells Gray Park 1941 (PDF 23219 KB) Park Report 41

West Coast, Vancouver Island 1926 (PDF 35434 KB)

West Lake Public Working Circle 1959 (PDF 91738 KB)

West Thurlow Island Forest 1932 (PDF 19273 KB)

Wigwam River and Lodgepole Creek 1922 (PDF 10533 KB)

Willow and Bowron Rivers 1914 (PDF 5429 KB)

Willow River Block Cruise 1956 (PDF 10973 KB)

Willow River Cariboo Land District 1934 (PDF 7014 KB)

Willow River Public Working Circle 1956 (PDF 22356 KB)

Y

Yahk Forest 1929 (PDF 31267 KB)

Z

Zeballos River 1915 (PDF 2822 KB)

Zymoetz or Copper River (PDF 3792 KB)

 
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Updated December 2008