Mission Municipal Forest (TFL26)

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National Forest Week runs the week of September 21-27 with events planned throughout Canada.

In Mission, we have planned a FREE family guided forest interpretation hike on Saturday September 27 from 10 – 11:30 am.  Please sign up through Parks and Rec at 604-820-5350 to hold your spot, as there is a limit of 30 participants only.  Location details will be provided at registration – 1.6 km loop trail, suitable for ages 6 and up, no strollers, no dogs, sturdy footwear required (Max 30 participants)

Hope you can make it!

To find another activity in BC, you can visit the Association of BC Forest Professionals webpage at: www.abcfp.ca/about_us/events/national_forest_week.asp#events

IMG_9073 Looking to camp at a local spot in Mission? Sayres Lake Campground is open for the seasonCheck out:  Sayres Lake Brochure 2014 
 black-bear2 A website to tract wildlife sightings on a map is available at Bearaware.bc.caSightings are based on calls from the public to the RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) line, and are updated about twice a week.  Bears, cougars, coyotes can be reported to:  1-877-952-7277
Target shooting has been prohibited since 1993, in all areas of the District of Mission, except at the Rod and Gun Club.If you encounter target shooting or have any safety concerns related to gun use, please contact the RCMP (604-826-7161)
or the District Bylaw department (604-820-3726) .  If you are in imminent danger, please contact 911.   R.A.P.P. – Report all Poachers and Pollutors 24 hour hotline: Cell #7277  (BC Conservation Office services).

 Office Hours

The Forestry Department public office hours (calls, enquiries, front counter service) will be available:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   (open during lunch hour) ~ All other staff always available by appointment 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ~ For general enquiries, you may email us at: forestry@mission.ca

 About the Municipal Forest

Hoechucking DA1- excavator and cold deck The Municipal Forest is located in the northern part of Mission, generally surrounding the Steelhead area; and north of Stave Falls along the western shores of the Stave Reservoir.  Since 1958, the District of Mission has managed its forest resources.   Our Mission Statement:
Mission’s Municipal Forest is a community forest operating under the highest possible standards. The Mission Municipal Forest exists for the people of Mission, by creating a sustainable balance of various economic, social, scientific and environmental forest values as well as providing memorable forest experiences to Mission residents and its visitors”. Link to our Vision Statement and Forestry Strategic Plan.

Filming in the Municipal Forest

The Municipal Forest boasts spectacular Stave Reservoir views, many small lakes, logging roads, mature and immature timber, cut over areas, scenic vistas and trails.  Enquiries for filming within the Municipal Forest can be made to: 604-820-3762.