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

- Open Fire Bans are now in place -

Until further notice, all open fire is prohibited in the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This prohibition will remain in effect until October 16, 2015, or the public is otherwise notified. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre. For more information, please visit the  BC Wildfire Service web site

Recreation Sites and Trails Notice: August 24, 2015
Weaver Lake, Grace Lake, Wolf Lake Weaver Lake Group and Skwellepil recreation sites are now open. Other recreation sites and trails in the vicinity of the Sts'ailes (Harrison West) Forest Service Road remain closed due to the Wood Lake (V10370) wildfire and suppression activities. This includes those campsites on the north end of Chehalis Lake accessed through the Sts'ailes Mystery Creek FSR.

Please visit the Recreation Sites and Trails website for further Information about recreation sites and trails that are affected by closures.

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Forest Service Road (FSR) Warnings and Closures
August 24, 2015: Revised Sts'ailes (Harrison West) Forest Service Road Closure Notice:
The Sts'ailes (Harrison West) FSR is closed at 0.5 km in the vicinity of Grace Lake to approximately 58 km in the vicinity of Bremner Creek due to the current Wood Lake (V10370) wildfire suppression activities in the area.  More information regarding the Wood Lake (V10370) wildfire can be found here.

Due to hazards associated with increasing forest fire activity, all recreation and campsites in the vicinity of the Sts'ailes (Harrison West) FSR are closed until further notice. This includes those campsites on the north end of Chehalis Lake accessed through the Sts'ailes Mystery Creek FSR. For further information, Please see this notice

The Weaver Lake, Weaver Lake Group sites,  Grace Lake, Wolf Lake & Skwellepil sites are open.

Please visit the Recreation Sites and Trails website for further Information about specific sites affected by the closure.
July 30, 2015 - Chilliwack Bench Forest Service Road: REVISED: August 26th 2015
Chilliwack Bench FSR will be closed between 4km and 6km from August 6 to September 1st for replacement of a pipe arch culvert.  There is no construction bypass and the road between 4km and 6km will be closed entirely during this time.  All recreation sites on Bench FSR are OPEN. Access to the recreation sites are only through the junction between Chilliwack Lake Road and Bench FSR
July 20, 2015 - Sumas Mountain Forest Service Road: 

In support of the closure of the Sumas Mountain Regional Park by the City of Abbotsford due to the high fire hazard, the Sumas Mountain Forest Service Road is temporarily closed until further notice.
July 7, 2015 - Florence Lake Forest Service Road:
Effective immediately, The Florence Lake FSR will be closed from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am due to fire hazard conditions. The Sayres Lake Recreation Site will remain open.
June 22, 2015 - Lost Creek FSR:

The Ministry of  Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) will replace 3 existing structures on Lost Creek Forest Service Road in September 2015.  The road will be closed from September 9 to September 16. No vehicle access will be available during the time of construction. Intermittent walk-through access will be allowed for local residents. Vehicle parking will be available on either side of the road but away from the construction site.

April 28, 2015: Hunter East FSR:
Please be advised that the Hunter Creek East FSR is closed at 1.3km

 

Notices
Notice of Resource Road Radio Channel Implementation in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District:  The Chilliwack Natural Resource District will be implementing the resource road radio channels later this autumn. Please see this notice for more information or visit the Chilliwack Natural Resource District Resource Road Radio Channels website.
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

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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

Bough Harvesting
 

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