Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch

Identity area

Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Conservation Information Branch

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1964-1972

History

The Conservation Information Branch was established in the Department of Natural Resources during the 1964/65 fiscal year. Led by a director who reported directly to the deputy minister, the branch's original responsibilities included: preparing and distributing publications, including provincial park brochures and fish and game guides; preparing and distributing news releases and feature articles to the news media; producing television and radio programs, including "Northern News", a radio broadcast from Prince Albert to residents of northern areas six days a week; acquiring and lending audio-visual materials; conducting advertising campaigns; answering requests for information; and preparing and editing the departmental newsletter.

One of the branch's major publications was "The Resource Reader", which consisted of loose information sheets designed to be collected in a binder. It was distributed to field staff, students, teachers and the general public. The major subject areas covered included conservation, wildlife, fish, birds, reptiles, forestry, history and folklore, parks and recreation. The branch also produced "The Resource Report", a weekly compilation of news releases on departmental activities distributed to departmental personnel, the media and various interest groups.

During the 1968/69 fiscal year, the branch began operating a telephone information line in Regina. The "Resource Phone" supplied current information on hunting, fishing, skiing and park reports in season. Additional lines were later set up in Prince Albert and Saskatoon. During the 1970/71 fiscal year, a comprehensive manual governing the implementation of the Department's standard signing system was produced by the branch to accompany the signs that were installed throughout the province.

In 1972, The Conservation Information Branch was reorganized into the Extension Services Branch.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The Conservation Information Branch prepared and distributed information on the Department of Natural Resources' recreational and resource programs.

Mandates/sources of authority

n/a

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Sask. Dept. of Natural Resources

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1964-1972

Description of relationship

Sask. Dept. of Natural Resources is the controlling agency for Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch (1960-1964)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 108

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch is the successor of Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Extension Services Branch (1972-1974)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 110

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Extension Services Branch is the successor of Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch

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Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 109

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2011-06-27. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

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