Mission Municipal Forest (TFL26)


Mission Municipal Forest

General Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3762 • Fax: 604-826-8633

The Forestry Department manages Mission Tree Farm Licence #26, also know as the Mission Municipal Forest. The forest area is approximately 10,000 hectares of which about 12% is municipally owned and 88% is provincial crown land. Major forestry programs include harvesting, tree planting, cone and seed collection, plantation brushing, tree spacing, tree pruning, road construction, forest fire prevention, and forest interpretation and recreation.

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.
FORESTRY 604-820-3762
Manager, Forestry Business Dave Heyes 604-820-3764

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.

All other staff always available by appointment 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For general enquiries, you may email us at:

What’s New

FireLocal and Provincial Forest Fire Danger Ratings and Fire Prohibitions.

CAMPFIRE BAN – Effective August 17, 2016 – Coastal Fire Centre

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

Bear Aware

 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.