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.

 

 Road Closures and Warnings

January 25th, 2015 Lost Creek FSR:  There is a slide at approxinately 1.8 km on the Forest Service Road.  The road is 50% covered with debris. Caution is recommended when driving on the road. Information on work repairs will be posted when confirmation is recieved.
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January 21st, 2015:
 
Jones Lake FSR is CLOSED due to a fillslope failure approximately at 4.0 km. Vehicle access will resume after remedial works are completed.
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   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.

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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  See Maps

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ffective May 1, 2014:  The Mowhokam FSR is closed at 15.3 km due to a washout.
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Effective April 10, 2014: The Uztlius Creek FSR is closed at 200 metres past the 13 km sign due to current road failure.
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Effective November 14, 2013:  the Squeah Forest Service Road has been 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.

 
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

B.C. Protects Old Growth Forests in Chilliwack District

VICTORIA – An additional 23,810 hectares in the Chilliwack District are now protected in old growth management areas, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

More Information 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