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Inventory of the Board of Forestry Records
R161; F3849  
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Description
The records of the Board of Forestry cover 1885-2002, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period from the late 1970s through the 1990s. There are fourteen series including Minutes, W.S. Rosecrans Papers, Organization and Policy Files, Miscellaneous Files, Meeting Files, Chronological Correspondence, Rulemaking Files, Committee Files, Meeting Agendas, Board Meeting Monthly Binders, Permail Files, District Techinical Advisory Committee Files, Mass Mailings, and Publication Notice Files.
Background
A State Board of Forestry was first created in 1885 (chapter 11) consisting of three persons appointed to four-year terms by the Governor. The Board was authorized to collect and disseminate statistics in regard to forestry and tree culture, to make investigations, enforce and carry out national and state forestry laws, and other responsibilities. The first Board was legislated out of existence in 1893 (chapter 187) and its property turned over to the Agricultural Department of the University of California. Maintenance of established forestry experimental stations was also transferred to the University's Agricultural Department.
Extent
1001 file folders and 4 volumes
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.