Saskatchewan. Lands Branch

Identificatie

Soort entiteit

Secondary Agency

Geauthoriseerde naam

Saskatchewan. Lands Branch

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Gestandaardiseerde naamvorm(en) volgens andere regels.

Aandere naamsvormen

  • Lands Branch
  • Lands and Regulatory Management Branch

Identificatiecode voor organisaties

Beschrijving

Bestaansperiode

1931-

Geschiedenis

From 1930 to 1947 the Lands Branch, and grant and lease functions, were part of the Department of Natural Resources (later the Department of Natural Resources and Industrial Development.) The initial legislation (The Provincial Lands Act, 1931 and The Land Utilization Act, 1935) and the legacy of the Federal Department of the Interior, which previously held jurisdiction over these responsibilities, provided the framework for Crown Land lease and sale accounting and administration. While the Lands Branch was part of the Department of Natural Resources, the Provincial Lands Division and then (in 1932) the Lands Patent Division carried out the grants and transfer of land. This included handling enquiries, application forms, payments, agreements and recording the disposition of land.

In 1948, control of the Lands Branch was transferred to the Department of Agriculture, which subsequently changed the responsibility for many of the functions from the Land Utilization Division to the Inspection Services Division. During the 1960s, The Agriculture Rehabilitation and Development Act resulted in many of the grants and leases only being permitted for projects related to the development and conservation of water supplies, soil improvement, and /or agricultural efficiency.

In 1975, the Lands Disposition and Records Division of the Lands Branch became responsible for land grants and transfers - by advertising land for lease/sale, by preparing land transfers, and by maintaining the records of lands. In 1984-1985, a reorganization of the Lands Branch saw many of these functions split between the Field Operations and Support Services divisions.

The transfer of the Lands Branch back to the Department of Agriculture and Food in 1993 resulted in another reorganization, splitting the control of leases and sales amongst geographically oriented divisions (i.e. northwest, south). In 1993-1994 the Branch operated under the Financial Support and Program Management Division as part of the Lands and Regulatory Management Branch. This Branch had a broader mandate, including livestock health and operations. With the abolishment of the Crow's Nest Pass annual railways subsidy in February 1995, Lands Branch assumed responsibility for management of the provincial share of the federal payout and amended rental rates on Crown agricultural leases.

In 1996, the splitting of the Lands and Regulatory Management Branch into three branches (Livestock and Veterinary Operations, Pasture, and Lands) resulted in Lands Branch becoming part of the Program and Services Division, where it remained until April 2005. This change marked the first time that the Lands Branch did not hold responsibility for the administration of provincial pastures and the Community Pastures Program. The responsibility was returned to the Branch in 2001 with the amalgamation of Pastures and Lands Branches.

In 2000, the stated mandate of Lands Branch was "to promote the sustainable and integrated use of Crown land while providing opportunities for diversification and economic growth." Between April 2002 and May 2004 the Department operated as the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization. Currently (2011) Lands Branch resides in the Ministry of Agriculture. While the Branch has experienced changes in its structure and in policy and program development, the basic function regarding the administration, sale and lease of Crown lands has not substantially altered throughout its history.

Plaatsen

Rechtsvorm

Functies, beroepen en activiteiten

Since 1931 one of the primary functions of the Lands Branch has been the granting and transferring of Crown Land to individuals for agricultural and pastoral purposes. This includes handling enquiries, application forms, payments and agreements, recording the disposition of land and examining conservation implications for land use.

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

The Provincial Lands Act (S.S. 1931, c. 14)

Interne structuren / genealogie

Algemene context

Dates of existence based on initial legislation date, 1931.

This branch is widely known as Lands Branch, despite variations in its name during the course of its history. This is the basis for choosing the agency name.

relaties

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Ministry of Agriculture

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture and Food (1989-2002)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 49

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

2004-01-01 - 2007-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization (2002-2004)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 102

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture and Food (1989-2002)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 49

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1993-01-01 - 2002-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Rural Development (1983-1993)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 41

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1988-01-01 - 1993-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture (1905-1989)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 38

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1948-01-01 - 1989-12-31

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

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1944-01-01 - 1947-12-31

Beschrijving van de relatie

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources (1930-1944)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 12

Soort relatie

hierarchical

Datering van de relatie

1930-01-01 - 1944-12-31

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

Canada. Lands Patent Branch (1881-1930)

Identificatie van de gerelateerde entiteit

GA 5

Soort relatie

temporal

Datering van de relatie

Beschrijving van de relatie

Access points area

Onderwerp trefwoord

Geografische trefwoorden

Occupations

Beheer

Authority record identifier

GA 37

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 2012-01-24. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

The Provincial Lands Act, 1931; The Land Titles Act 2000; The Provincial Lands Act; The Sale or Lease of Certain Lands Act; The Forest Resources Management Act; The Land Bank Repeal and Temporary Provisions Act; Agriculture Rehabilitation and Development Act.
AMICUS Authorities - no entry found.
Administrative Histories Binder, GRB (Saskatchewan Archives Resource Binder).
Departmental Annual Reports.
Saskatchewan Executive and Legislative Directory.
Ministry of Agriculture website.

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