Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Zone d'identification

Type d'entité

Primary Agency

Forme autorisée du nom

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Forme(s) du nom normalisée(s) selon d'autres conventions

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Department of Natural Resources

Numéro d'immatriculation des collectivités

Zone de description

Dates d'existence

1930-1944

Historique

The Department of Natural Resources was established in 1930, when responsibility for natural resources was transferred from the federal Department of the Interior to the provincial government under The Natural Resources Transfer Agreement dated May 20, 1930.

The Department was originally administered by a Minister and Deputy Minister and consisted of four branches: Lands; Mines; Fisheries; and Forestry. The head office for the Department was in Regina, with a main Northern District office in Prince Albert and sub-district offices in Hudson Bay Junction and Spruce Lake.

The Lands Branch was overseen by a director. Between May 1, 1943, and April 30, 1944, four divisions were established within the branch: Sales; Cultivated Lease; Grazing; Patents and Homesteads. The Mines Branch, Fisheries Branch and Forestry Branch for the most part retained their administrative structure.

A Water Rights Branch was established between May 1931 and April 1932. In 1933 responsibility for provincial parks was transferred from the Forestry Branch, resulting in the establishment of the Water Rights and Parks Branch. Between May 1, 1936, and April 1937, the branch was split into the Water Rights Branch and Parks Branch.

A Surveys Division was established between May 1, 1932, and April 30, 1933. It became the Surveys Branch for a period between May 1, 1936, and April 1, 1937.

The Game Branch was established May 1, 1932, and operated until April 30, 1933, when the function was transferred to the department from the Bureau of Labour and Public Welfare. During 1938-1939, the Game and Fur Branch was established within the department.

Responsibility for the Provincial Museum was transferred to the department for the period from May 1, 1934, to April 30, 1935.

The poor economic performance and drought of the 1930s resulted in less forest and mineral revenue for the Department and an active role in the provision of relief measures. These included the cancellation of debt owed on School lands and the distribution of coal, timber, hay and grazing areas to farmers.

The Coal Administration Branch was established in 1935 to centralize the control, regulation and administration of coal mining. Administration of The Coal Mines Safety and Welfare Act was transferred from the Bureau of Labour and Public Welfare while the coal regulations under The Mineral Resources Act formerly administered by Mines Branch moved to the new branch.

By 1940, the initial four branches had expanded to ten: Forestry, Mines, Fisheries, Game and Fur, Water Rights, Surveys, Museum, Coal, Lands, and Parks.

During the Second World War, the Department assisted federal initiatives such as the Dominion Wartime Price and Trade Board in monitoring the price and distribution of basic commodities and resources to ensure use in both the domestic market and the war effort.

On November 10, 1944, the Department of Natural Resources was reorganized into the Department of Natural Resources and Industrial Development.

Lieux

Statut juridique

Fonctions et activités

The primary function of the Department of Natural Resources from 1930 to 1944 was to manage and protect Saskatchewan's natural resources, including lands, forests, minerals, wildlife, fish, and water. The department administered the disposition of resources, issued permits and licenses for their use, conducted surveys, and prepared maps and plans for departmental and public use. Also implemented by the Department were conservation and protection practices such as fish stocking, forest fire control, park development and road construction.

Textes de référence

Order-in-Council 965/30 (May 29, 1930)
The Department of Natural Resources Act (R.S.S. 1931, c.11)
An Act to Amend the Department of Natural Resources Act (R.S.S. 1944 (2nd Session), c.8)

Organisation interne/Généalogie

Contexte général

Zone des relations

Entité associée

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

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 110

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

1972-01-01 - 1974-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch (1960-1964)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 108

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

1960-01-01 - 1964-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch (1954-1960)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 106

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

1954-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch (1953-1954)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 107

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

1953-01-01 - 1954-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Lands Branch (1931-)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 37

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

1930-01-01 - 1944-12-31

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Conservation Education Branch

Identifiant de l'entité associée

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Parks and Conservation Branch

Identifiant de l'entité associée

Type de la relation

hiérarchique

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Canada. Dept. of the Interior. School Lands Branch (1879-1930)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 167

Type de la relation

temporel

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources and Industrial Development (1944-1950)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 13

Type de la relation

temporel

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Canada. Lands Patent Branch (1881-1930)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 5

Type de la relation

temporel

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Canada. Dept of the Interior (1873-1936)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 4

Type de la relation

temporel

Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Zone des points d'accès

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Occupations

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la notice d'autorité

GA 12

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Statut

Final

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Authority record created on 2008-03-05. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

Langue(s)

Écriture(s)

Sources

Departmental Annual Reports.
Saskatchewan Executive and Legislative Directory (SELD).
AMICUS Authorities - no entry found.
Administrative Histories Binder, GRB (Saskatchewan Archives resource binder).

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