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Forest History and Archives

A guide to archival materials related to forests and forestry at UBC's Rare Books and Special Collections

About These Collections

undefinedThese collections include records of individuals and families who were directly connected with the forest industry in British Columbia. Often these materials document the careers of important figures in the history of forestry, including the records of past Chief Forester, C.D. Orchard, Deputy Minister of Forests, Mike Apsey, and long-time executive officer of B.C. Forest Products, Gerry Burch.

Image Source: [Unknown]. “Extra Spar Tree on Tracks.” P. N.p., 21 Sept. 1919. Original Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Capilano Timber Company fonds. BC-1456-33-002. Web. 30 July 2020. <>. Capilano Timber Company Fonds.