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The Mission Municipal Forest – 60 years and still growing

Did you know Mission was awarded the first community managed forest licence in all of Canada?

There is a unique history to how the District of Mission came to manage the local forests within our municipal boundaries.

Join us in recognizing 60 years of sustainably-managed community forestry & discover the history, current practices, and lots of great ways to get outside and enjoy our forests.

Forestry Fridays, News & Events

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 their...

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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...

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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...

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Seeking Review & Comments for Tree Farm Management Plan

We are seeking your review and comments on the draft Information Package relating to the preparation of Management Plan 10 for Tree Farm Licence 26 (TFL26). Management Plan 10 in being prepared in order to meet the requirements of the Tree Farm Licence...

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Forestry Friday – What’s in our Forests?

Did you know that 40% of the land in the District of Mission is part of the community forest Tree Farm Licence 26?  That’s a lot of trees, but do you know what kinds of trees make up the community forest?  This week we will show you how to see the forest for the...

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Forestry Friday – Mission Community Forest Benefits

When the District was awarded Tree Farm Licence 26 in 1958, the main objectives were to provide employment and a steady supply of logs for the local mills. Early forestry managers, politicians, and the Tree Farm supporters deserve significant credit for their...

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Get Outside & Enjoy the Forest

Forest Trails & Recreation Areas

There are many great forest trails and recreation areas managed through the Forestry department & Trailforks offers great maps of the local mountain bike trails.