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
(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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
(Left to right) Thomas Wright, Vice-President of the BC Branch of the Forestry Association presenting the tree farm certificate to William Matheson, Reeve of the Corporation of District of Mission in 1956. Celebrating 60 years of the Mission Municipal Forest What...read more