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Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd. Series

Series consists of records related to the Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd. company and mills. Series also includes materials related to the forest industry in British Columbia and Canada.

Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd.

Rustad holdings

File consists of:

  • Department of National Revenue, Taxation Clearance Certificate October 31, 1970
  • photocopied correspondence regarding the Assignment of Lease No. 2324, Prince George Wood Preserving Ltd. to Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd., Prince George (1990)
  • photocopied Affidavit and related correspondence
  • photocopied documents related to the transfer of Forest Licences A27771 and A33801 from Prince George Wood Preserving Ltd. to Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd.
  • photocopied report "Methods of Crown Timber Disposal and Appraisal in British Columbia" by J.J. Juhasz (March, 1974)
  • History of Rustad Bros. purchase of Nielsen Sawmill, information from Jim Rustad 2012.

BC Forest Industry

File consists of:

  • 2 maps of Takla Lake and Babine Lake region
  • Council of Forest Industries 1995 Annual Report
  • British Columbia Forest Industry Fact Book 1992
  • National Forest Sector Strategy for Canada: Second Implementation Progress Report (October 1989)
  • B.C. Forest Industry Issues Briefing Book (September 1991)
  • National Forest Sector Strategy for Canada: Implementation Progress Report [1989]
  • BC Forest Industry Briefing Book [1992].

Rustad & Dezell Family fonds

  • 2014.6
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2015

Fonds consists of records reflecting the activities of the Dezell and Rustad families. Fonds includes materials related to the Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd. company and mills as well as materials related to the forest industry in British Columbia and Canada. Fonds includes mayoral records from Bea and Garvin Dezell when Garvin served as Mayor of Prince George as well as materials celebrating Bea Dezell's life created by her family. Fonds also includes fundraising efforts for the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Finally, fonds includes a collection of "spruce" dollars and commemorative coins.

Dezell, Garvin

Family Records series

Series consists of records reflecting the activities of the Dezell and Rustad families. Series include mayoral records from Bea and Garvin Dezell when Garvin served as Mayor of Prince George. Series includes materials celebrating Bea Dezell's life created by her family. Series also includes fundraising efforts for the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Finally, series includes a collection of "spruce" dollars and commemorative coins.

"Free Trade: The Real Story"

File consists of the book "Free Trade: The Real Story" edited by John Crispo gifted to James Rustad by Gordon Ritchie, author of the article "The Negotiating Process" within "Tree Trade" along with accompanying correspondence.

Bea's Kitchen

File consists of a family cook book "Bea's Kitchen" dedicated to Bea Dezell and compiled by Noreen Rustad (nee Dezell).

Cards and Memorabilia

File consists of Christmas cards, invitations, ribbons, programmes and other memorabilia collected by Bea Dezell while her husband was mayor of Prince George.

Dezell Family Movies

File consists of 2 VHS tapes of Dezell Family Movies: 1953-1959 and 1964-1970. Videos include images of family Christmas celebrations, horse racing, Prince George Soapbox Car Derby races, and constriction. Videos have no sound.

Mayor Garvin Dezell

File consists of materials related to official events and invitations for Mayor Garvin Dezell of Prince George. File includes correspondence, invitations, event schedules, and two photographs: one of a local dinner with RCMP and the other of Winnipeg CFL Grey Cup win celebration.

Bea Dezell Correspondence

File consists of several notes and letters addressed to Bea Dezell or Mr. and Mrs. G. Dezell. Most of the letters are short thank you notes but two letters concern her support for the creation and expansion of UNBC.

Spruce dollars

File consists of various "Spruce Dollars" consisting of thin rounds of spruce wood stamped commemorating an event or place. Some are contained in their original plastic bags with some of the bags marked with the names of the people who owned them. File also includes a thank you note from UNBC for the donation.

Trails and equipment

File consists of 29 photographs of silviculture activities and equipment. Photographs include:

  • 4 photos from Buckhorn EP [549.3] * 2 photos of a "bracke mounder" attachment
  • 21 photos of mounding and herbicide trial(s)
  • a large photo of a seedling
  • a large photo of Harry Coates measuring a small tree.

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

Aleza Lake Research Forest Management and Working Plan #2 Draft #3

File consists of the Aleza Lake Research Forest Management and Working Plan #2 Draft #3 for the period of April 1, 1997 to March 31, 2002, pertaining to special use permit #19070, submitted by the Aleza Lake Steering Committee and prepared by Madrone Consultants Ltd. May 9, 1997. File includes related correspondence and a briefing note. File includes a map insert of Aleza Lake Research Forest land management units and boundaries also by Madrone Consultants Ltd. May, 9, 1997, Scale 1:20,000.

Aleza lake Research Forest Management Plan

File consists of a photocopy of the Aleza Lake Research Forest Management and Working Plan #1 For the Period of April 1, 1992 to March 31, 2002 Pertaining to Special Use Permit # 19070 (November 1, 1992). File also includes Aleza Lake Research Forest: List of Reports, Articles etc.; a Request for Proposals for the ALRF Ten-Year Management Plan Update and Research Extension Strategy Development; a Draft of the Joint Protocol for Co-ordination Research and Operational Planning Activities at the Aleza Lake Research Forest; Proposed Future Management Structure for the Research Forest; Amendment for Special Use Permit # 19070; and Seventy Years of Northern Forestry: The Aleza Lake Research Forest.

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.

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.

Forest History Research

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

Research History of ALRF

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

Tab 657

File consists of 19 photographs depicting Harry Coates, experiments, landscapes, and air photos, including:

  • Photo pf Harry Coates ca. 1958 at Aleza lake Experiment Station
  • Photo of Lloyd Brothers at Cluculz Lake, Gordon Talbot
  • 3 photos: including a photo of pine trees, a photo of Harry Coates with a damaged tree, and a photo of a damaged pine
  • 1 photo of a young man in safety gear sitting in the back of a parked pickup struck, holding circular saw and smiling at the camera
  • 3 photos of cleared forest in the winter
  • 2 photos from EP 442 Wansa Lake, P. 60, 61 and 70
  • 3 photos of Fire Study June 1984
  • 1 photo of EP 657.03 Squirral Damage, June 1984
  • 1 photo EP 868.07 McBride May 1984
  • 3 photos of Bobtail Demo 660 in 1992, EP 657.03.

Site and plot photos

File consists of 35 photographs of trees, cleared forest land, experimental plots sites, plantations, equipment, and one photograph of Harry Coates.

  • 8 photos in folder "FES [Forest Experiment Station] [Stem?] Mapping"; photos include pictures of the Aleza Lake Research Forest Sign, trees, 3 photos from CP 410 Oct. 1992, and photo of Aleza Lake E loop [trail?] 1992
  • Black and white photo of a young Harry Coates
  • 5 photos in folder "SHEEP July 1990" include 2 photos of cleared land (back of each photo reads "Sheep penny?") and 3 photos of a an unknown piece of forestry equipment
  • 8 photos in folder "Fire" of various locations of fire damaged forests in 1992
  • 13 photos in "More Planting" envelope; photos include 1 from Red Rock plantation in 1971; 2 from Cedar Plot in Valemont in Fall 1992; 2 from Cedar Goat R[oad] Fall 1992; 2 from [Compan Plantation?], Spittal Creek Fall 1992; Douglas Fir, Valemount - Cedar [Creal?]; Spaced Aspen Spittal Creek Fall 1992; 2 Cedar Plot, Spittal Creek, Fall 1992; Whit Pine Spittal Creek Fall 1992; Buckhorn B. Spruce 1978.

Aleza Lake Photographs

File consists of 26 photographs including: 10 images of Aleza Lake Research Forest aerial photos; 4 images of packed cones from Red Rock to Duncan 1970; 11 black and white forestry photographs; photo of J. Revel.

Aleza Lk. Progeny

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

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.

Prince George Forest Region materials and maps

File consists of "History of the Buckhorn Research Demonstration Area Prince George Forest Region" by J. Revel Nov. 1988 and maps, diagrams, and documentation for:

  • Sx 84119G
  • Sx 87109G
  • EP 976.02.02
  • EP 697
  • EP 1185
  • File also include three large maps: a reproduction of a BC Forest Service Aleza Lake Research Forest map, North Eastern British Columbia Fire Location Map (1961), and map of Summit Lake, Cariboo District B.C. (1966).

Certificates and Photographs

File consists of a licence and framed certificates and photographs for Harry Coates. File includes:

  • Scaling Licence (1962)
  • two certificates celebrating Harry Coates' 25 years of service with the Forest Service (1982)
  • photograph of Harry Coates, [Ted or Jed?] Baker, and John Revel at Aleza Lake Research Forest Re-opening July 9, 1992.
  • Photograph of Harry Coates and John Revel, identifying plaque reads "Buckhorn Lake E.P. 660".

Forestry Work and Training series

Series consists of records pertaining to Harry Coates work and training as a BC Forest Service Research Technician. Series includes documentation for various Sx trials and experimental plots (E.P.) Harry Coates worked on.

Publications and Ephemera series

Series consists of published materials collected by Harry Coates for his research and work in forestry. Materials consist of journal articles, government publications, and guidebooks. Series also includes ephemera consisting of recreational guides for parks, trails, and forests.

British Columbia Signs

File consists of two signs:

  • "Government of British Columbia Official Use Only"
  • "British Columbia Forest Service Research Plot No Cutting or Disturbance".

Awards

File includes seven of awards and plaques as well as 3 pins awarded to Harry Coates through his years of service.

McBride, B.C. Map

Item is McBride, B.C. Sheet 93H and Part of 83E Second Status Edition (1971) from "Classification and Interpretation of some Ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain Trench, Prince George Forest Region, British Columbia: First Approximation" (1984).

McNaughton Lake, B.C. Map

Item is McNaughton Lake, B.C. Map 83D and Part of 83C Second Status Edition (1975) from "Classification and Interpretation of some Ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain Trench, Prince George Forest Region, British Columbia: First Approximation" (1984).

Trail Maps and Recreation Guides

File consists of trail maps and recreation guides from various places in British Columbia, especially Northern British Columbia. Maps include:

  • British Columbia Road Map and Parks Guide
  • Northwood Pulp and Timber Limited Forest Operations Recreation Map
  • Provincial Parks of Northern British Columbia
  • Visitor's Guide: Mackenzie Woodlands
  • Visitors Guide: Mackenzie Woodlands
  • Mackenzie Forest District Recreation Map
  • Dawson Creek Forest District Recreation Map
  • Morice Forest District Recreation Map
  • Fort St. James Forest District Recreation Map
  • Lakes Forest District Recreation Map
  • Cariboo Forest Region Recreation Map
  • Lakes District Visitors Map
  • Prince George Forest District Recreation Map
  • Vanderhoof Forest District Recreation Map
  • Fort St. John Forest District Recreation Map
  • Cariboo Forest Region Recreation Map (East)
  • Robson Valley Forest District Recreation Map
  • Fort Nelson Forest District Recreation Map
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites: Valemount - Blue River
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites: McBride - Goat River
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites: Prince George West
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites: Moberly - Sukunka
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites: Nation - Takla
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites: Murrat - Kiskatinaw
  • Recreation Road Map for the Prince George Forest Area (1987-1988)
  • Recreation Road Map for the Prince George Forest Area (1997)
  • The Bobtail Forest Service Road Tour
  • Forest Recreation Map: Northwood Pulp and Timber Limited
  • Forest Operations Recreation Map: Northwood pulp and timber limited
  • Forest Service: Recreation Sites Williston/Mackenzie
  • Forest Service Recreation Sites Prince George West
  • The Official Prince George Tourist Street Map
  • Ecological Reserves in British Columbia (July 1990)
  • Prince George Forest District map (April 1990) with annotations regarding trials.

Photographs series

Series consists of forestry photographs. Series includes photographs taken at experimental plots.

Forestry Videos

File consists of two videos:

  • A VHS video tape containing "Mark of Progress" promotional and possible training video for the BC forest industry in and around Prince George
  • A VHS tape "Reforestation in British Columbia: A Growing Success" published by the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

Brochures etc.

File consists of pamphlets and brochures including:

  • "The Ancient Forest: A Walk through British Columbia's Hidden Treasure"
  • Northern Silviculture Committee "Research Using the Past to Step into the Future"
  • "Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest: A Self-Guided 10 kilometer Discovery Trip"
  • "Willow River Demonstration Forest"
  • "Roads, Rivers and Trails of the Lower Blackwater River"
  • Roads, Rivers and Trails of the Bella Coola Valley"
  • "Teapot Mountain Hiking Trail"
  • "Bobtail Bluff Hiking Trail"
  • "Fort George Canyon: Hiking Trail"
  • Northwood informational booklet.
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