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1968 - Plantations 5003-5011 Prince George

File consists of Container Planting of Douglas-Fir, Lodgepole Pine and White Spruces in the Prince George Forest District in 1968: Working Plan. File includes data tables and photographs of seedlings and site.

1993 Contracts and Projects

File consists of contract and project descriptions and reports Harry Coates worked on in 1993 with Aurora Forestry Services Ltd.

1993 Field Season

File consists of documentation for Sx 75102 trial to investigate the relationship between stocking and density with growth and yield of natural and planted lodgepole pine stands, including a Progress Report 1987; "FRDA - Northern Interior 1989 Mechanical Site Preparation Field Training"; "Solutions for Overstocked Lodgepole Pine Stands"; Research Memo: Rehabilitation of Densely Stocked Lodgepole Pine Stands in the SBS Zone - FRDA Project No.1.13; "Synopsis: Topic Summary for the Operational Forester" July 1989 drafts.

660 Buckhorn

File consists of photographs of trees and forests, some photographs include Harry Coates.

Air Photos

File consists of Air photos BC85019 no. 141-143, 197-198 and BC5249 no. 10, 12, and 29.

Air Photos

File consists of 10 air photos: BC85019 No. 111, 112, 140, 199 (CFS McGregor written on reverse), 200; BC77004 No. 199 (comment on reverse re location of tie point, 200; and 3 higher altitude air photos with no obvious label. Note that BC77004 No. 199 and 200 have MOF stamps on the reverse.

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 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.

Aleza Lk. Progeny

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


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

BC Forest Tenures

File consists of materials for a presentation given by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in June 2012. File consists of an information package entitled "Timber Tenures in British Columbia: Managing Public Forests in the Public Interest" and a printed slide presentation entitled "Overview of BC Forest Tenures".

"British Columbia Physiographic Subdivisions"

Item is a map compiled and produced by Geographic Division, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources ; geological and physiographical data supplied by Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources, Victoria, B.C. (1964).

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".

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.

Buckhorn Spacing Trial

File consists of E.P. 549. Spacing Trials in the Prince George Forest District: Trail No. 3 White Spruce; Buckhorn Lake Interior Spruce Provenance Test; and Buckhorn Species Spacing Study - E.P. 660 - Prepared for Northern Latitudes Forest Regeneration Workshop - August 30 - September 1, 1981.

Buckhorn Species Spacing Study - EP 660

File consists of documentation for the "Buckhorn Species Spacing Study - EP 660 - Prepared for Northern Latitudes Forest Regeneration Workshop - August 30 - September 1, 1981". File also includes "Experimental Project 660 - Overview of three experimental installations - A 30-year Progress Report" published in "Forest Research Note" in March 1997 Note #PG-12 and "Experimental Project 660 30-year Progress Report Buckhorn Installation" in March 1997 Note #PG-12-1.

Canfor Supervisor Manual

File consists of a manual that includes sections on the Environmental Management System, Health and Safety, and General Services Agreement.

Carbon Offsets etc.

File consists of "Protocol for the Creation of Forest Carbon Offsets in British Columbia," a printed web resource: "Trees for Change," and presentation pages on "B.C. Forest Carbon Offset Investment Opportunities."

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".

CFS Prescribed Fire Research

File consists of "Summary of CFS Prescribed Fire Research on Backlog NSR Land in Northern Interior B.C. Supported by the 1985-90 FRDA Agreement" prepared for the Research Silviculture's Field Tour July 25-28, 1988.

Clones etc. 1999

File consists of documentation for various field sites. File also includes Harry Coates employment contracts (restricted). File also includes a Forest Cover Map Series 93H.093 1998-JUN-02 010, produced by the inventory branch of the Ministry of Forests, Province of British Columbia; Timber supply area: Prince George.


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.

Criterion 400: Tree Height Measuring Laser Gun

File consists of research and communications regarding the purchase of the Criterion 400 laser gun to measure the height of trees. File includes articles, memos, notes, and correspondence. File also includes the Criterion 400 Survey Laser: Operator's Guide.

Development Plan Forest Licence A27771

Item is a map of Prince George Wood Preserving Ltd. Development Plan Forest Licence A27771 for the period of January 1, 1986 to January 1, 1991: Fraser Operating Area. Geographic features include the Fraser River.

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