The following links are provided for further forestry information, although the District of Mission is not responsible for the content of these external web sites:

Forestry Agencies and Organizations

*Chilliwack Forest District – Provincial government Ministry of Forests and Forest Service information in the Lower Mainland.
*Forest Service Protection Branch – information about Fire Hazards, Prevention and Protection of BC’s forests
Association of BC Forest Professionals – representing BC’s Professional Foresters and Registered Forest Technologists.
Naturally:wood – your source for the facts about BC, Canada as a leading global supplier of a wide variety of wood and paper products from sustainably managed forests.
Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre – Federal government forest agency. This website has many education links including Canada’s forest types, species, common tree diseases, insects, mushrooms and forest fire weather.
Canadian Institute of Forestry – representing forest practitioners across Canada.
Coast Forest Products Association – representing the majority of licencees in the BC coastal forest industry.
Forest and Range Practices Act and Regulations, Forest Practices Code of BC Act
Truck Loggers Association – representing independant forestry contractors in coastal BC.

It Starts With Us – Show Your Support for Forestry
The health of the coastal forest industry is important – this is why Coast Forest Products Association and its member companies are inviting you to join them in proudly showing support for the coastal forest industry on a new website found at

Forestry Education and Institutes

University of British Columbia – Faculty of Forestry
University of Northern BC – Forestry Program
Simon Fraser University School of Resource and Environmental Management
British Columbia Institute of Technology – Renewable Resources
College of New Caledonia – Forest Resource Technology Program
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology – Natural Resources Technology
North Island College – Forestry
Selkirk College – School of Renewable Resources
Vancouver Island University – Forest Resources Technology

Other resources:
Learn Forestry – Forestry lesson plans for teachers K-8
Canadian Forest Products Tree School – a place for kids, parents, and teachers to learn about forestry
Canadian Forests– Forestry Careers and Information
Canadian Women in Timber – A non-profit society whose purpose is to enhance and foster public understanding of BC’s forest resources and sustainable forest management
FORED BC– forest education resources for teachers, students and the public.
Tree Book– many interesting facts about and how to recognize trees of BC.
Virtual Museum of Canada – Go to this site here and then click on “Tackling the Timbers” for unique and historic photos and videos of early logging in the Mission area.


BC Hydro Recreation Areas including Ruskin, Hayward and Stave Lake areas.
BC Parks Parks Find, Recreation Information, Campsite Reservations
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Promotes mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible
Zajac Ranch for children – Located on the shores of Stave Lake.