Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Zona de identificação

tipo de entidade

Primary Agency

Forma autorizada do nome

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nome

Forma normalizada do nome de acordo com outras regras

Outra(s) forma(s) do nome

  • Department of Natural Resources

identificadores para entidades coletivas

área de descrição

datas de existência

1930-1944

história

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.

Locais

status legal

funções, ocupações e atividades

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.

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

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)

Estruturas internas/genealogia

contexto geral

Área de relacionamento

Entidade relacionada

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

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 110

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

1972-01-01 - 1974-12-31

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch (1960-1964)

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 108

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

1960-01-01 - 1964-12-31

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch (1954-1960)

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 106

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

1954-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch (1953-1954)

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 107

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

1953-01-01 - 1954-12-31

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Saskatchewan. Lands Branch (1931-)

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 37

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

1930-01-01 - 1944-12-31

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Conservation Education Branch

Identificador da entidade relacionada

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

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

Identificador da entidade relacionada

Categoria da relação

hierárquica

Datas da relação

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

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

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 167

Categoria da relação

cronológica

Datas da relação

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

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

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 13

Categoria da relação

cronológica

Datas da relação

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Canada. Lands Patent Branch (1881-1930)

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 5

Categoria da relação

cronológica

Datas da relação

Descrição da relação

Entidade relacionada

Canada. Dept of the Interior (1873-1936)

Identificador da entidade relacionada

GA 4

Categoria da relação

cronológica

Datas da relação

Descrição da relação

Área de pontos de acesso

Pontos de acesso - Assuntos

Pontos de acesso - Locais

Ocupações

Zona do controlo

Identificador do registo de autoridade

GA 12

Identificador da instituição

Regras ou convenções utilizadas

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Estatuto

Final

Nível de detalhe

Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação

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

Línguas e escritas

Script(s)

Fontes

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

Notas de manutenção

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  • Exportar

  • EAC

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