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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 – Preventing Fires

Forestry Friday By Kelly Kitsch, Registered Forest Technologist   Summer brings warmer temperatures, lower rainfalls as well as many opportunities to explore the outdoors.  Mission is fortunate to have many great recreation trails weaving through our forests which are...

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Forestry Friday – Tree-via

How much do you know about the forest industry in British Columbia and just how vital it is for our provincial economy? This infographic shows a good representation of the land base of BC, how much is forested, how much of the forested landbase is actually available...

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Forestry Friday – FireSmart

Assessing your home and property By Kelly Kitsch, Registered Forest Technologist Mission is fortunate to be a community surrounded by beautiful forests, which has made some of our neighbourhoods such desirable places to live.  However, as we have seen in recent years,...

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Forestry Friday – Forest Recreation Trails

One of the key benefits of community forest management is the ability to provide a diversity of recreational opportunities to our residents and visitors to Mission.  Mission’s forests offer a variety of trails of varying degrees of length and difficulty and you can...

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Forestry Friday – Mission’s Former Seedling Nursery

(Aug 21, 1974) Perring across the world's largest collection of Yellow Cedar seedlings, Mission Tree Farm foreman Howard (Smokie) Murdoch (right) points out an exception example to manager Rocky Rockwell (left)   Yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) was an...

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Forestry Friday – Reforestation

                  Left: Cedar Seedling in front of Styrofoam blocks in nursery Right: 2 year old Cedar growing on site   Very soon, the Mission Community Forest ramps up to complete our spring tree planting program. This takes place annually as soon as the weather...

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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.