Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch

Zone d'identification

Type d'entité

Secondary Agency

Forme autorisée du nom

Saskatchewan. Parks and Conservation Branch

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Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Parks and Conservation Branch

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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.


Statut juridique

Fonctions et activités

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.

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Organisation interne/Généalogie

Contexte général

Zone des relations

Entité associée

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

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 12

Type de la relation


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


Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

Saskatchewan. Conservation Information Branch (1964-1972)

Identifiant de l'entité associée

GA 109

Type de la relation


Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

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Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux


Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la notice d'autorité

GA 108

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)



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Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

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




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