Chilliwack Natural Resource District

Welcome to the Chilliwack Natural Resource District website. The links below will take you to frequently requested information, while links on the left will take you to information specific to a District Program.



General Information

The Chilliwack Natural Resource District is located in the southern mainland portion of the South Coast Natural Resource Region bordered by Bowen Island to the west, Manning Park to the east, Boston Bar to the north and the United States border to the south. It covers approximately 1.4 million hectares and is the most densely populated Forest District in the province.

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Highlighted Topics and Notices

For more information about Forest Service Roads and recreation opportunities please visit the Forest Service Roads and Engineering page to view an interactive web map and to get safety information about travelling in the back country.

 

Forest Sevice Road Warnings and Closures
March 2, 2015: Nahatlatch and Keefers FSR's:

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will be carrying out slope stabilization works on Keefers FSR (6996.14) and on Nahatlatch FSR (6996.01). Works will commence on March 3rd, 2015 and will be completed by March 13th. There will be vehicle access but expect road delays as heavy equipment is in the area.

February 12, 2015: Jones Lake FSR: 
The road is open, but due to mud conditions, 4 wheel drive is strongly recommended.
February 12, 2015: Sts'ailes FSR: 
The following crossing structures are scheduled for work repairs for the month of february. Expect traffic delays.
CK-2134 Hale Creek - February 16
CK-2133 Walian Creek - February 17 & 18
CK-2129 Cartmel/Brett Creek - Feb 19
February 11, 2015 Scuzzy Creek FSR: 
The road is closed at aproximately 10 km.  The bridge is not drivable due to recent heavy rainfall.
February 11, 2015 East Anderson FSR: 
There is no vehicle access from approximately 8.5 km due to a rock fall event
December 22nd, 2014: Sts'ailes Forest Service Road:
Sts’ailes FSR (
aka - Harrison West) is NOW OPEN.  Please note that stopping along Trio Creek area is not advised at this time. This section of road is potentially subject to damage from flooding and has recently impacted by a massive rock landslide upstream. Be advised to drive with caution at this time due to creek overflows across the road and scattered rockfall in steeper areas making driving conditions hazardous.  Ongoing and expected rain could result in more storm related damage that could cut off access at any time
Bear Mountain FSR Notice October 17, 2014: 
Bear Mountain FSR is OPEN
. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has completed the majority of road deactivation work. Further work on adjoining spur roads will be completed commensurate with appropriate weather conditions for the area. The purpose of road deactivation is to mitigate stability and erosion hazards for roads no longer required. The work includes the application of techniques that stabilize the road prism, restore or maintain natural drainage patterns and minimize sediment transport to neighbouring resources. Please see Bear Mtn FSR Stability Assessment Memo

On completion of works, recreational (ATVs) and walk access will remain available to the area.  If you require further information about this project, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-702-5700
May 1, 2014: Mowhokam FSR
Closed at 15.3 km due to a washout.
April 10, 2014: Uztlius Creek FSR:
Closed at 200 metres past the 13 km sign due to current road failure.
November 14, 2013: Squeah Forest Service Road:
Closed at 1.5 km for public safety due to condemned bridges. No access.


Click Here for photos and Google Earth .kmz files of the incidents noted above.

 

Notices
Notice to all Road Use Permit holders: regarding the building of Forest Service Road Bridges, Major Culverts or installation of Fish Stream Culverts.
See District Manager Requirements here

Hatzic Information Update

As referenced in the District Manager letter to the Hatzic Valley Logging Committee, dated December 12, 2012, a report summarizing hydrological information of the Hatzic Lake drainage area has now been completed. The report provides an assessment of topographical and historical influences on the hydrology of the area. View Report Here

Latest Avalanche Bulletins - Public avalanche bulletins and special avalanche warnings for many of the mountainous regions of western Canada.
Information about Forest Stewardship Plans:
To learn more about Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP), Forest Development Units (FDU), how the public can be involved, and other questions about FSP's,
Click here
 
TOPIC ARCHIVES (Topics one year and older) Enter

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BC Bid Questions and Answers

Invitation to Tender and Bid Proposal: - BC Bid

  • none at this time

 

Permits and Forms

Free Use Permits

Forest Service Road Permits:

    - Road Use Permit
    - Road Maintenance Agreement
    - Works Permit
    - Junction Permit

Danger Trees
 

Private Timber Marks

Private Timber Mark applications:

Mail to:

Chilliwack Natural Resource District
46360 Airport Road
Chilliwack B.C., V2P 1A5
Phone: (604) 702-5700

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Fire Information

Forest Education

  • The Tree Book will help you identify the native trees in your neighbourhood and understand why they grow where they do.
  • Common Tree Diseases of British Columbia is the third version of a Canadian Forest Service tree disease identification guide for British Columbia. This site is useful for arborists, horticulturists, and homeowners as a guide in the diagnosis of disease on a wide range of plants.
 

Documents and Files

 

District Office Location

Chilliwack Natural Resource District
46360 Airport Road
Chilliwack B.C., V2P 1A5
Phone: (604) 702-5700

Email: Forests.ChilliwackDistrictOffice@gov.bc.ca