Mission Municipal Forest (TFL26)

What’s New

Campfire Bans in Coastal Fire Centre

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PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon on Saturday, June 27, 2015 within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands), campfires will only be allowed on northern Vancouver Island, the mid-coast portion of the mainland and on Haida Gwaii. This partial ban is intended to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety, and it will remain in effect until the public is notified otherwise.

Enforcement is in effect.

The South Coast still continues to sizzle into summer.  Our Mission fire index is now at High to Extreme in some locations.  Let’s keep Mission’s forests green by being extra vigilant when using our recreation trails and areas.

To see the latest fire danger ratings throughout the South Coast and in other areas of the province you may be visiting this summer – please click this link: FIRE DANGER RATINGS.

To see the current open fire, campfire and forest use restrictions – please click this link:  FIRE PROHIBITIONS AND AREA RESTRICTIONS.

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Play a fun and interactive educational forestry game with your kids HERE !!!

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2015 Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association Trailblazer Race Series – on Bear and Red Mountain

 

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.

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

 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

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.