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
As we have seen over the past Forest Friday articles, considerable planning goes into managing our forests and all the values that exist. But what about those forest pioneers – how did they harvest the trees – without that modern equipment that we know so well today?...read more
(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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more