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Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds

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Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
object
graphic material
ephemera
Accession Number
2017.011
Date Range
1988-2006
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of documents created and accrued by CES between 1988 and 2006, including financial statements, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, maps, reports, legal documents, and publications. It includes 62 files arranged in thirteen series following the original order of the material.
Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Fonds Number
2017.011
Accession Number
2017.011
Material Type
textual records
object
graphic material
ephemera
Date Range
1988-2006
Physical Description
.6 m of textual records (2 boxes) 29 photographs : col.
Extent
0.6
History / Biographical
The Cortes Ecoforestry Society (CES) was incorporated in March 1999, under the following mission statement: "To work in partnership with the Klahoose First Nation, to gain community stewardship of the working forest lands on Cortes to create perpetual ecological and economic benefits for the entire community, and to serve as a model for sustainable ecoforestry." Preceding names for the organization include Cortes Island Forestry Committee (ca. 1988-1990), Cortes Island Forest Resource Committee (c. 1990) and Cortes Island Forest Committee (ca. 1991-1999). A draft document from October 1991 states that, "[T]he Cortes Island Forest Committee (CIFC) was formed in 1988. The purposes of the CIFC are to develop ecologically responsible and balanced forest use of Cortes Island forests, to develop a sustainable forest-based economy, to educate ourselves and the public regarding appropriate use of Cortes Island forests, and to work towards a broad based public consensus for the use of these forests." In July 1999 Klahoose First Nation and CES signed an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding, stating that the two parties would work together to create a community forest that used eco-system forestry. In 1999 and 2000 the Cortes Ecoforestry Society began planning and preparing a community forest proposal. In 2003, volume was made available for small community tenures, including Woodlot Licences and Community Forest Agreements (CFAs). Klahoose supported the efforts to revitalize the community forest proposal and a small, voluntary advisory group was formed (Bruce Ellingsen, Chief Kathy Francis, Liz Richardson and Ron Wolda). To ensure the proposal was seen to be inclusive of all islanders, the proponent name was changed to the Cortes Island Community Forest advisory group. The community forest proposal stalled, and CES, which at one point had a membership of 400 residents supporting their goals, became less active. In May of 2011, the Cortes Community Forest Advisory Group was invited to apply for a Community Forest Agreement (CFA) by the Minister of Forests, and in September 2013 the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued a Community Forest Agreement to the Cortes Forestry General Partnership, which was established on June 2012. The Cortes Forestry General Partnership is managed and governed equally by two partners, the Klahoose Forestry No. 2 Limited Partnership (KF2LP) and the Cortes Community Forest Co-operative. The tenure agreement lasts for 25 years and encompasses 3,869 hectares of crown land, about 35% of the island. The Klahoose Nation holds ancestral tenure over Cortes Island. They are currently at stage 4 in the process of negotiating a treaty agreement with the province of British Columbia and Canadian government.
Custodial History
Donated to CIMAS on Dec. 16, 2017 by David Shipway.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of documents created and accrued by CES between 1988 and 2006, including financial statements, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, maps, reports, legal documents, and publications. It includes 62 files arranged in thirteen series following the original order of the material.
Storage Range
1-1 - 2-35 Photograph Box
Name Access
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Subject Access
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Accession Number
2017.011
Date Range
1990-2003
Scope and Content
Series consists of miscellaneous subject files created by Cortes Island Ecoforestry Society.
Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Creator
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Fonds Number
2017.011
Series Number
13
Accession Number
2017.011
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
1990-2003
Scope and Content
Series consists of miscellaneous subject files created by Cortes Island Ecoforestry Society.
Storage Range
2-23 to 2-35 Oversize graphics box
Name Access
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
ephemera
Accession Number
2017.011
Scope and Content
File contains four (4) mechanically reproduced and two (2) original posters for Cortes Ecoforestry Society events.
Part Of
Cortes Ecoforestry Society fonds
Description Level
File
Creator
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Fonds Number
2017.011
Series Number
13
File Number
7
Accession Number
2017.011
Material Type
ephemera
Scope and Content
File contains four (4) mechanically reproduced and two (2) original posters for Cortes Ecoforestry Society events.
Storage Location
Oversized materials box
Storage Range
Oversized materials box
Name Access
Cortes Ecoforestry Society
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Muriel and William Whiting fonds

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Part Of
Muriel and William Whiting fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
1919-[ca. 1960]
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by Muriel and William Whiting and includes correspondence, official documents, business records, recipes, notes and ephemera. It is arranged in three series: Correspondence; Documents; and Subject files.
Part Of
Muriel and William Whiting fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Whiting, Muriel and William
Fonds Number
2018.003
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
1919-[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Extent
12 cm
History / Biographical
Muriel Horner Whiting (1882-1977) and William Henry Evans Whiting (1853-1927) settled on Cortes in about 1918, having purchased 58 acres of land in Whaletown (present-day 1474 and 1416 Robertson Rd.) from Charles Allen. Their son Basil Evans Whiting was born in 1923. William Whiting was considerably older than Muriel; he died in 1927 and is buried in the old Whaletown cemetery. After his death, Muriel supported herself by raising poultry and eggs for sale and by taking in boarders. Her only son, Basil, joined the Royal Canadian Navy just before the outbreak of World War II. He lost his life at the age of 19, when the destroyer HMCS "Ottawa" was torpedoed and sunk on Sept. 13,1942. Muriel remained on Cortes until the late 1960s; she died in Whiterock in 1977. Although the Whiting house burned down in 1982, remnants of the homestead remain: a tumble-down barn built of hand-split cedar boards, a few old apple trees and some hardy garden survivors such as japonica, mock orange, and St. Johnswort. The yellow primroses in the Museum garden are descendents of her flowers.
Custodial History
This material was found stored in the barn on the former Whiting property in 1971. It was passed down through several owners of the property before being donated to the museum by Sabina Leader-Mense in 2018.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by Muriel and William Whiting and includes correspondence, official documents, business records, recipes, notes and ephemera. It is arranged in three series: Correspondence; Documents; and Subject files.
Storage Location
Small Box 3
Storage Range
1-1 - 1-25
Name Access
Whiting, Muriel and William
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Muriel and William Whiting fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
[ca. 1920-1930]
Part Of
Muriel and William Whiting fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2018.003
Series Number
1
File Number
17
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
[ca. 1920-1930]
Storage Range
1-17
Name Access
Whiting, Muriel and William
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Part Of
Muriel and William Whiting fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
1925-1934
Scope and Content
File consists of offers of fuit trees and rose bushes from the BC Nurseries Company and a "Scribbler" notebook with Muriel Whiting's notes on growing fruit trees and bushes, with some newspaper clippings between the pages.
Part Of
Muriel and William Whiting fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2018.003
Series Number
3
File Number
4
Material Type
textual records
ephemera
Date Range
1925-1934
Scope and Content
File consists of offers of fuit trees and rose bushes from the BC Nurseries Company and a "Scribbler" notebook with Muriel Whiting's notes on growing fruit trees and bushes, with some newspaper clippings between the pages.
Storage Range
1-24
Name Access
Whiting, Muriel and William
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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