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Aleza Lake, BC Natural Resources
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Informational posters

File consists of five posters Harry Coates created to convey his ideas about sustainable forest management. Posters contain photographs and text.

Aleza Lake Research Forest Society fonds

  • 2006.18
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2019

The Aleza Lake Research Forest Society (ALRFS) records encompass material that was created or collected by the Society over its existence (2001-present). Records created by the ALRFS consist of administrative and operational records, as well as publications from the Society. Collected records include historical records relating to the Aleza Lake Experiment Forest gifted to the Society or its members. These include maps, photographs, reference material, and documents. Members and associates of the ALRFS also documented the history of the forest through the creation of oral history recordings and written histories such as John Revel's "Devil's Club, Black Flies, and Snowshoes".

The fonds includes a significant amount of reproduced archival material about Aleza Lake from other institutions, such as BC Archives, the Canadian Forest Service, and the BC Forest Service. Many of these reproductions were created as part of the 2006 ALRFS Natural Resources History Internship in an effort to compile the history of the research forest.

Also included are cartographic and photographic materials that depict the Aleza Lake Research Forest and surrounding areas.

Miscellaneous papers

File consists of various documents including:

  • plantation charts at McLeod Lake
  • notes on lodgepole pine
  • notes entitled "A Sustainable Forest for Tomorrow"
  • notes on white spruce
  • "B.C. Natural Resources"
  • E.P. 966 Post-Planting Ecophysiology on Interior Spruce Handout, 92.07.30 Tour
  • "The Rise and Fall of Lodgepole Pine"
  • Aleza Lake Research Forest "Historic Timber Sales" map (2013)
  • "The Need to Develop a Sustainable Forest"
  • "1992 N.S.C. Field Tour" Aleza Lake Research Forest"
  • Typed notes entitled "Fifty Years of Practical Research - White Spruce and Lodgepole Pine" consisting of brief point-form notes on white spruce, lodgepole pine, and other species
  • "E.P. 972.01 The Biological Effectiveness of Mounding and Herbicide Treatments Handout, 92.07.30 Tour"
  • Photocopy of page from Appendix II of EP 668
  • Edits to text entitled "Forest Management in BC: Evolve or Die" and accompanying email exchange
  • handwritten notes
  • photocopied pages from E.P. 786.06 and 859.03 report
  • correspondence regarding presentation.

Publications and Reference Material

Series consists of publications created by those associated with the Aleza Lake Research Forest as well as the Aleza Lake Research Forest Society itself. Includes various clippings and articles from serial publications such as newspapers and newsletters that focus on the ALRF. Also includes publications that served as reference material on topics relevant to the ALRF.

Historical Information

Series consists of records created or accumulated by the Aleza Lake Research Forest Society regarding the research forest's history. Includes oral histories and material from long-time personnel that worked at the ALRF, such as Harry Coates, John Revel, and Frank Hellenius. Also contains copies of archival records from other archival institutions that concern the history of ALRF, which were compiled as part of a 2006/2007 history internship project.

John Revel

File consists of: Poem written by John Revel in 1963 entitled "Cruisers (To George Silburn)" Eulogy for John Revel by Mike Jull, May 2015 Obituary for John Revel in July-August 2015 issue of BC Forest Professional Photograph printed on foamcore of John Revel and two others checking cones from 1972 seed crop

Harry Coates fonds

  • 2016.5
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2014

Fonds consists of records Harry Coates created or received and retained during his career as a BC Forest Service Research Technician and into his retirement as a Sustainable Forest Management activist. Fonds includes materials from his work at the Aleza Lake Research Forest.

Harry Coates

Correspondence

File consists of a letter to Harry Coates from Ev Van Eerden 1992/1993; Christmas card to Harry Coates from Aleza lake Research Forest 2014; Colouring page "3 R's of Forestry"; Letter to Alan Hunter from Dr. Art Fredeen 2004.

FHABC Newsletter

File consists of two copies of the Forest History Association of British Columbia Newsletter, Issue No. 88, published July 2010. This issue contains a synopsis of the 2009 Forest History Conference that look place at UNBC Prince George.

Research History of ALRF

File consists of information on the research done at Aleza Lake Research Forest and the history of that research.

John Revel - "The Effect of Browsing by Columbia Black-tailed Deer and Sooty Blue Grouse on the Establishment of Conifers on Vancouver Island, British Columbia"

File consists of: An original manuscript of John Revel's 1963 thesis for registration with the Association of BC Foresters entitled "The Effect of Browsing by Columbia Black-tailed Deer and Sooty Blue Grouse on the Establishment of Conifers on Vancouver Island, British Columbia" A 1996 informational pamphlet on the Coastal Black-tailed Deer Study (No. 3 of 5) on "How Black-tailed Deer React to Logging in their Winter Habitat"

Forest History Research

File consists of research materials related to the history of forestry on BC and the Aleza Lake Research Forest.

S. B. Trick Lumber Co. fonds

  • 2017.7
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2008

Fonds consists of ledgers recording accounts and maintenance notes of the S. B. Trick Lumber Co. and one photograph of the Ambrose Trick Sawmill.

S. B. Trick Lumber Co.

Ledgers and Journals

Series consists of two ledgers and two journals. The two ledgers consist of logging accounts including lumber shipments and sales as well as payroll and expenditures. The two journals include handwritten maintenance notes and loose papers of diagrams of equipment.

Our Forests can be Sustainable through Research and Silviculture

File consists of a draft of "My History" from "Our Forests can be Sustainable through Research and Silviculture" with handwritten notes on the back of the pages; a page entitled "The foundations of forestry"; and "The Way It Was: the History of Aleza Lake" by Ethelwynn MacArthur.

Maintenance Journals

File consists of two journals both in binding marked Daily Journal 1974. One journal has "Strapper" written across the cover and is mostly empty but contains handwritten strapper maintenance notes and loose paper with diagrams; dates range from 1978-2008. The other journal includes handwritten maintenance notes and loose pages with diagrams, no dates are included.

Aleza Lk. Progeny

File consists of documentation on a computer disk for the Aleza Lake Half-Sib Progeny Trial.

John Revel - "Devil's Club, Black Flies, and Snowshoes" Drafts

File consists of: Drafts of "Devil's Club, Black Flies, and Snowshoes" by John Revel from 2004 Correspondence regarding publication of "Devil's Club, Black Flies, and Snowshoes" by John Revel Photocopied excerpts from Forest Service Annual Reports with highlighted portions relating to Aleza Lake Experiment Station Signed permissions for the photographs used in the book

Branch Lines

File consists of two original copies of the Volume 17, No. 3 issue of UBC Forestry's Branch Lines newsletter from December 2006. This issue features various articles relating to the Aleza Lake Research Forest, including the front page article, "Percy Barr's Research Forest Legacy". Also includes correspondence relating to the newsletter issue.

Frank Hellenius

File consists of: Newspaper clipping from the February 14, 2007 issue of the Prince George Citizen with the obituary of Franklyn Allan Hellenius (Jan. 3, 1944 - February 7, 2007) "Memories of Frank Hellenius: Interviewed by John Revel, also present Peter Hellenius, at Prince George, BC, March 2004" (3 copies, one of which is annotated by Mike Jull)

ALRFS Natural Resource History Internship

File consists of:

  • David Mills, "Aleza Lake Research Forest Historical Internship Summary" (2 Jan. 2007), 26 p. - In print and original digital .doc file
  • David Mills, "Aleza Lake Forest Experiment Station Socio-Economic Time Line 1905-1937" (2007), 68 p. - In print and original digital .doc file
  • ALRFS employment paperwork for David Mills, the ALRFS Natural Resource History Intern
  • Research notes, including a copy of a map of the town of Aleza Lake in the 1920s

BC Archives Records

File consists of: Informational material about visiting BC Archives Computer print-outs of BC Archives searches and finding aids relating to Aleza Lake archival material Copy of the Access to Personal Information Agreement signed by David Mills to access records at BC Archives Correspondence to David Mills from BC Archives
*Copy of the "British Columbia Archives Research Orientation Guide"

Ministry of Forests Records

File consists of: Correspondence regarding the transfer of the Ministry of Forests records related to the Aleza Lake Experimental Station Aleza Lake Research Forest research notes on historical records Ministry of Forests Records Classifications Inventory report of BC Forest Service records relating to Aleza Lake Database print-out from the BC Forest Service Prince George Forest Region Research Installation Archive Ministry of Forests website print-outs from 2007, including a page on "Research Branch History"

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