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Annual Reports

The annual reports provide overview and summary information on all the key activities in Mission TFL 26 each year including crew and contract production data, project and obligation descriptions and status for various forestry projects, financial information, staffing and forestry weather station data. For previous years annual reports, please contact our department.

2011 Annual Report final is now available.

Plans

Forest Stewardship Plan for TFL 26

A Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) is an operational plan, enabled under the new Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), which replaces a Forest Development Plan (FDP). The FSP proposes results, strategies or measures to address a range of government objectives for various forest resource values. An approved FSP forms the basis for development of future roads and cutblocks.  The Ministry brochure on FSPs can be viewed here:  http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/code/training/frpa/FSP_brochure.pdf.

Click to view FSP Amendment 1 . The FSP map is available HERE.  A larger version of the map is available for viewing from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday at the Forestry Department, Public Works Building, 33835 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC V2V 4L9.

Management Plan 9

Management Plan 9 that presents the objectives and strategies for managing resources within TFL 26 as well as discussing resource inventories and agency/public comments. This plan was approved by the Chief Forester, Ministry of Forests November 2010.

Supporting the Management Plan 9 application, a new AAC Determination Information Package was prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Forests and Range (MFR) in 2009. This package provided background information and a request to maintain the Allowable Annual Cut (AAC) of  TFL 26 at 45,000 cubic metres. Subsequently, on March 26, 2010 in a TFL 26 Rationale for AAC Determination by the MFR Deputy Chief Forester, the AAC was approved maintaining the AAC at 45,000 cubic metres until a new AAC is determined, which must take place within 10 years of this determination.

Other

Mission Interpretive Forest
‘TFL26 Recreational Opportunities Feasibility Analysis’ (Lees and Associates, 2009)

Mission TFL26 Gets Clean Audit Report – MAY 13, 2010
VICTORIA – An audit of tree farm licence (TFL) 26, held by the District of Mission in the Chilliwack Forest District, found good planning and forest practices, according to a report released on the audit conducted in fall 2009.  The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government. The board audits forest and range practices on public lands and appropriateness of government enforcement. It can also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

Presentations

Presentation on Municipal Forest history, facts, benefits and issues.

 Vision Statement

The best in sustainable community forestry values will be developed and delivered in the Mission Municipal Forest, in an efficient manner. Mission residents will be proud of the MMF, can expect a valuable stream of benefits from their forest and will be able to incorporate it into their daily lives. The MMF will be a forest operation known throughout BC for its innovation and leadership.

Municipal Forest Strategic Plan

  • The District of Mission Forestry Department operates as part of the overall municipal team and follows the District of Mission mission, purpose and service standards.
  • Provide and consider a wide range of forestry values including forest-based recreation opportunities.
  • Respect environmental stewardship and sustainability principles as well as legislative requirements.
  • Utilize science and research-based forest knowledge to ensure management, environmental and sustainability decisions are realistic and will result in the desired outcomes.
  • Regarding safety, strive for every worker to go home safely at the end of each work day.
  • Employ continual improvement practices with the belief that all processes can be improved, workers need to know what a good job is, and to focus on the process when results aren’t as expected.
  • Practice integrity in our actions with each other, our clients and the public. Create trust through mutual respect.
  • Employ market logging and log value maximization strategies in general, although consider timely opportunities for other uses or purposes of some of the Mission Municipal Forest logs.
  • The primary economic measure is to maintain economic self-sufficiency for the Mission Municipal Forest operation. Then produce profits which can be used to create other forms of community benefit, but profit that properly considers the cost of providing the extent and balance of community forest values desired in a credible Mission Municipal Forest operation.
  • In times of scarce resources, work in an efficient and effective manner to develop or maintain the desired outcomes.
  • To best realize the vision and the desired outcomes in an efficient manner, maintain a core group of DOM staff to do most management, professional, technological, clerical and supervisory roles with most of the labour and specialty functions being done by contracting/consulting.
  • Focus on creating value (i.e. environmental and economic) and potential forest experiences (i.e. recreation, education, green-spaces, social, spiritual) from the Mission Municipal Forest for District of Mission residents and its visitors. Due to the high percentage of crown land along with the accompanying legislation, consider the benefits of the Mission Municipal Forest also from a provincial perspective.
  • Attain a sustainable forest management certification for the Mission Municipal Forest. Maintain this certification as long as there are adequate, identifiable reasons to continue.
  • Achieve partnerships or alliances with other government, First Nations, private, commercial, recreational and hobby groups, so that mutually beneficial forest value benefits are obtained.
  • To survive an often turbulent and changeable forestry business climate, consider evolving strategic innovation ideas as they arise including modifying the strategic plan with just cause.
  • To be a resource to other District of Mission departments on tree and forest land use issues.