File 2023.2.1.02 - Soil conservation documents

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Soil conservation documents

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  • 1990-2009 (Creation)

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File of documents consist of a mixture of internal government reports, including reports prepared by consultants, superseded manuals, and training manuals. Most deal with soil conservation in forestry settings, but there is a report on soil conservation in relation to agricultural soils which Paul Sanborn did under contract to Agriculture Canada in 1991.

Includes the following items:

J. Hunt & Associates Inc. 1998. Soil compaction and disturbance: status of forestry research and operational trials in British Columbia. Prepared for Lorne Bedford, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Forest Practices Branch, March 1998.

Ministry of Forests (n.d. – probably ca. 1990). Soil conservation guidelines for timber harvesting: interior British Columbia.

Ministry of Forests (n.d. – probably ca. 1993-95). [excerpt: internal report on soil physical properties in relation to soil disturbance at research site near 70 Mile House, B.C.]

Ministry of Forests. 1996. Audit level soil conservation survey course.

Ministry of Forests. 2002. Forest soil conservation and rehabilitation in British Columbia: opportunities, challenges, and techniques … with examples from recent research. Forest Science Program. March 2002. Available online at (accessed 2023)

Ministry of Forests. 2005. Protocol for soil resource stewardship monitoring: cutblock level. Version 1.0.

Ministry of Forests. 2005. Protocol for soil resource stewardship monitoring: cutblock level. Version 1.0. [Superseded version]

Ministry of Forests. 2009. Protocol for soil resource stewardship monitoring: cutblock level. Version 5.0. [Current version as of March 2023; available from:]

Rollerson, T.P. (n.d.) Windthrow study, Queen Charlotte Woodlands Division. Prepared for: Queen Charlotte Woodlands Division. Land Use Planning Advisory Team, Woodland Services, Macmillan Bloedel Limited, Nanaimo, BC.

Sanborn, P. 1991. An evaluation of soil conservation under three tillage systems for the Peace River region of British Columbia: soil physical properties. ARDSA Project 23011. Submitted to: Agriculture Canada, Vancouver, B.C. [Unpublished report; cited by: van Vliet, L. J. P., Kline, R. and Hall, J. W. 1993. Effects of three tillage treatments on seasonal runoff and soil loss in the Peace River region. Can. J. Soil Sci. 73: 469-480. ]

Schwab, J.W. 1993. Interim terrain and slope stability mapping standards, Prince Rupert Forest Region. B.C. Forest Service, Prince Rupert Forest Region.

Thompson, S. 1991. Provincial soil disturbance summary: 1989-1990 results. Prepared for: B.C. Ministry of Forests, Forest Site Degradation and Rehabilitation Committee. Frontline Forest Research, Nelson, B.C.

Thompson, S. 1999. Evaluation of surface erosion on forest roads: a summary of 1st year sampling results. Submitted to Peter Jordan, Ministry of Forests, Nelson Forest Region. January 1999.

Thompson, S.R., P.M. Osberg. 1992. Soil disturbance after logging in British Columbia, 1991 results. Prepared for: Ministry of Forests, Research Branch, May 1992.

Watt, B. (n.d.) Soil disturbance after logging on 11 sites in the Cariboo Forest Region, 1993. Prepared for: Timber Section, Cariboo Forest Region.

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Some reports and government documents are available online in PDF format from other sources.

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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