Forms, guides and templates

This page contains our current catalogue of archaeological forms, guides, templates, and agreements.

Last updated: Mar 30, 2021 (New Spatial File Templates and Guide added)

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Archaeological assessment forms and guides

Archaeological MOU and agreements guide

The B.C. government has entered into agreements with First Nations and other provincial agencies. These agreements clarify responsibilities of each group and, in the case of First Nations, provide a more formal role in archaeological resource management.

The Heritage Conservation MOU highlights the importance of heritage protection and conservation during development projects and resource extraction. It establishes processes to effectively share information between the Province and Treaty 8 First Nations and enables the participation of Treaty 8 First Nations in heritage conservation.

Heritage Conservation Memorandum of Understanding with Treaty 8 First Nations (PDF 699 KB)

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development may issue site alteration permits related to forestry activity in the vicinity of protected heritage trails. The MOU details the circumstances where this authority may be exercised.

Memorandum of Agreement on Trails with the Ministry of Forests (PDF 179 KB)

The Oil and Gas Commission is authorized to issue site alteration permits under the Oil and Gas Commission Act. The primary purpose of this agreement is to harmonize the processes of the Archaeology Branch and Oil and Gas Commission where impact assessment work is permitted by the Archaeology Branch but site alteration decisions for the same project are made by the Oil and Gas Commission.

Protocol Agreement with the BC Oil and Gas Commission (PDF 185 KB)

This agreement synchronizes forestry planning processes with recommended archaeological resource management steps. The protocol was developed with the Forest Practices Code in mind but this has been largely superseded by the Forest and Range Practices Act.

Protocol Agreement with the Ministry of Forests (PDF, 21.8 MB)

The Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group MOU is the result of three years of relationship-building allowing us to develop areas of common interest such as public education, archaeological planning process, interactions with local governments and the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group role in the archaeological resource management process.

Memorandum of Understanding with the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group (PDF 486 KB)

 

Archaeological resource management guides

Culturally Modified Tree guides

Forestry guides

Home owner and property development guides

Local government guides

Permit application templates

The Archaeology Branch also provides a permitting newsletter for individuals that regularly participate in the archaeological permitting process.

Permit forms and guides

The Archaeology Branch also provides a permitting newsletter for individuals that regularly participate in the archaeological permitting process.

Permit tracking with APTS

The Archaeology Branch also provides a permitting newsletter for individuals that regularly participate in the archaeological permitting process.

Shipwreck guides

Site Form, form guides, and templates

The Archaeology Branch also provides a site inventory newsletter for individuals that regularly participate in the data submission process.

Site boundary and mapping guides and templates

Systems (APTS, PARL and RAAD)