Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Identificatie

Soort entiteit

Primary Agency

Geauthoriseerde naam

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Gestandaardiseerde naamvorm(en) volgens andere regels.

Aandere naamsvormen

  • Department of Natural Resources

Identificatiecode voor organisaties

Beschrijving

Bestaansperiode

1930-1944

Geschiedenis

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.

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Rechtsvorm

Functies, beroepen en activiteiten

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.

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

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)

Interne structuren / genealogie

Algemene context

relaties

Related entity

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

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 110

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1972-01-01 - 1974-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch (1960-1964)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 108

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1960-01-01 - 1964-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch (1954-1960)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 106

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1954-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch (1953-1954)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 107

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1953-01-01 - 1954-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Lands Branch (1931-)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 37

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1930-01-01 - 1944-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Conservation Education Branch

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

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

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

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

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 167

Soort relatie

temporal

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

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

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 13

Soort relatie

temporal

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Canada. Lands Patent Branch (1881-1930)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 5

Soort relatie

temporal

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Canada. Dept of the Interior (1873-1936)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 4

Soort relatie

temporal

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Access points area

Onderwerp trefwoord

Geografische trefwoorden

Occupations

Beheer

Authority record identifier

GA 12

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Finale

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

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

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

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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