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 known 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/reforestation, plantation brushing, tree spacing, tree pruning, road construction, forest fire prevention, forest interpretation and recreation.
|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.|
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: email@example.com
A limited amount of birch/maple firewood is currently available (as of Nov 15). Permits for cutting up to two standard pickup truckloads for $50 (plus a refundable $60 key deposit) are available – 1 permit per household. Please call the Forestry office at 604-820-3762 for more information. Permittees require own saw, personal protective equipment and are required to sign waivers. While supplies last.
Considerable time and money is spent to ensure our harvested areas are regenerated with a new crop of trees, as required under the Forest and Range Practices Act of BC. These trees are nurtured over a decade to ensure sustainable crops exist for future generations. Please support the local Mission Christmas tree farms, family run operations, where trees are specifically grown for this purpose. To find a Christmas tree farm near you, please visit: http://www.bcchristmastrees.com/en/retail-and-u-cut-christmas-trees/lower-mainland.html Many farms have family activities, provide saws and wheelbarrows, have music and hot chocolate available for a very fun family outing.
Play a fun and interactive educational forestry game with your kids HERE !!!
Mission is home to a variety of wildlife, from blacktail deer, to black bear and cougar. It is as important to be aware of reducing encounters around our homes as it is when we visit their homes. WildSafeBC is a program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation.
To report aggressive wildlife – call the RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) line: 1-877-952-7277
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.