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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 – 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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Forestry Friday – Ice Storm Impacts – What comes next?

Why were some trees damaged so significantly?  How will the trees respond? What happens next? The answer to this question lies directly in the species and ages of the trees that were affected.  Some of the forests or neighbourhood trees that were hardest hit were the...

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Forestry Friday – Inner Workings of the Community Forest

Inner Workings of the Community Forest By Kelly Kitsch, Registered Forest Technologist Last Forestry Friday we explored the origins of how Mission acquired Tree Farm Licence #26. This week we look inside to see how it operates. At 10,500 hectares, or about 26 times...

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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.