Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch

Identity area

Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Parks and Conservation Branch

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1960-1964

History

During the 1960/61 fiscal year, the Conservation Branch of the Department of Natural Resources was reorganized into the Parks and Conservation Branch to accommodate the parks functions formerly performed by the Parks Branch of the Department of Travel and Information. Headed by a director who reported to the assistant deputy minister, the branch originally consisted of three divisions: the Park Planning Division; the Conservation Information Service; and the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History.

The Park Planning Division was responsible for the planning of provincial parks, historic sites, Trans-Canada Highway camp and picnic sites, provincial highway campgrounds and rest sites. The division also acquired land for park development, maintained records of the disposition of land belonging to the department and administered the regional parks assistance program.

The Conservation Information Service was responsible for providing information and education services to departmental staff and the general public. The Service produced press releases, magazine articles and radio and television programs; maintained collections of photographs, slides, and moving images; erected exhibits; prepared and distributed publications; and answered requests for information.

The Museum of Natural History in Regina worked to generate interest in Saskatchewan's natural history. The museum conducted field work; operated exhibits, hosted guided tours and educational programs for children and disseminated information through publications, news releases, and radio and television programs.

The Regional Parks Division was added to the branch during the 1963/64 fiscal year to provide facility and layout design assistance.

On April 1, 1964, the Parks and Conservation Branch was restructured as part of a larger reorganization whereby the functions of the department were reorganized into three major sectors - Resource Programs, Recreational Programs and Northern Programs. The parks functions were transferred to several newly-created branches in the Resource Programs Sector while the Conservation Information Service became an independent branch outside of the major sectors called the Conservation Information Branch.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The primary functions of the Parks and Conservation Branch were locating and planning provincial parks and roadside recreation sites in Saskatchewan and providing information to the public on the conservation of Saskatchewan's natural resources. The Museum of Natural History, which was a part of the branch, encouraged public interest in Saskatchewan's natural history and conducted research in the areas of zoology, botany, archaeology, paleontology and geology.

Mandates/sources of authority

n/a

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

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

Identifier of the related entity

GA 12

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1960-1964

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources is the controlling agency for Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch (1954-1960)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 106

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch (1964-1972)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 109

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

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Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 108

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 2011-06-22. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

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Sources

AMICUS Authorities - no entry found.
Department of Natural Resources annual reports

Maintenance notes

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