Mission Municipal Forest (TFL26)

What’s New

charlie-brown-christmasThe Ministry of Forests – Chilliwack Natural Resource District and the District of Mission would like to remind you that there is NO CUTTING OF CHRISTMAS TREES PERMITTED ON CROWN LAND.  Please see the attached NOTICE from the District Manager.

Considerable planning and expense has gone into establishing our new forestry plantations and therefore we can not permit random removal of trees.

SUPPORT LOCAL growers in Mission.  To find a grower near you, visit the British Columbia Christmas Tree Council.


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”.

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

Tender & Contract Opportunities

Some specialty products such as poles, piling and house logs are often sold directly to buyers in this industry.  From time to time, there is also an availability of birch, maple and alder logs suitable for commercial firewood producers.

The District of Mission is interested in any other log sales or value-added ideas for our logs.  Specific tender or contract opportunities may appear on this page from time to time. Otherwise, call our office at 604-820-3762 for further information regarding log sales.

Forest Products Forest Products

Target Shooting

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).

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.

The District of Mission – Forestry operation is SAFE certified to December 4, 2015