Forestry Friday – A Glimpse to the Past

As we have seen over the past Forest Friday articles, considerable planning goes into managing our forests and all the values that exist. But what about those forest pioneers – how did they harvest the trees – without that modern equipment that we know so well today?...

Forestry Friday – Maintaining and Creating Wildlife Trees

(left) Living Wildlife Tree – Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Trail (right) Douglas-fir on the Roy Kittles Trail With such a diversity of species that live in our coastal temperate rainforests, there are many types of habitats that each species uses throughout...

Forestry Friday – All Creatures Great and Small

Large mammals are the most easily seen creatures in our forests, and equally important are the small and obscure amphibians and fish that exist here. As forest managers of the Mission community forest, our responsibilities go beyond just seeing the forest for the...

Forestry Friday – Who Lives in our Forests?

  In our last article, we featured the main tree species that make up most of our local forests.  But what large mammals call Mission home and how can you keep safe when using the forest?   Starting with the largest, the black bear is easily one of the most...