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.


PROVINCIAL PARKS AFFECTED BY FIRE RESTRICTIONS


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

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BC Wildfire Service - Report a wildfire, fire bans and restrictions, current wildfire situation, information bulletins etc.

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NOTICE: Coastal Fire Centre Off Road Vehicle Use Q&A

NOTICE OF SUMAS MOUNTAIN FOREST SERVICE ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO FIRE RISK:
August 4, 2017: Sumas Mountain Interregional Park CLOSED Due to Fire Risk
- Please be advised that the Sumas Mountain FSR is also closed to due to the Sumas Mountain Interregional Park closure. For more information, see closure notice

NOTICE OF HARRISON EAST FOREST SERVICE ROAD CLOSURE (RESCINDED):  The July 4, 2017 Notice of Forest Service Road Closure of the Harrison East Forest Service Road between 15.0 km and 42.5 km in support of BC Wildfire Service Order #COFC2017 is hereby rescinded effective 12:00 PM (noon) July 28, 2017. Vehicle access on Harrison East FSR is OPEN.

Please see these NOTICES for more details.

For current Harrison Lake wildfire news, information, updates, maps and orders, please visit the BC Wildfire Service website
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Wildlife and Old Growth Management in the Echo Lake Area

The woodlot holder has started road construction in the area and is planning small harvesting entries over an extended period with retention of the large veteran trees. The forest in the woodlot is not considered old growth or seral stage (greater than 250 years) and is generally a mature seral forest with some veteran trees. to learn more, please see this factsheet
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Wood Lake Post Wildfire Information and Hazards Notice

Please be advised of the following important information regarding post-wildfire activities in and around the Wood Lake Fire on the west side of Harrison Lake.

Updated: April 2017 - Wood Lake Recreation Site is open. Please review the notices below regarding hazards within the post wildfire area.

Wood Lake Post Wildfire Information and Hazards Notice

Hazards associated with recently burnt areas

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Forest Service Road Warnings and Closure notices are posted as information is known. Be advised that there may be instances where an event on a road or bridge has not yet been identified. People using Forest Service Roads should do so with caution.  Please report any road safety issues to the Chilliwack Natural Resource District office at 604-702-5700.

Please visit our  Forest Service Roads page to view an interactive web map with additional information about Forest Service Roads and Recreation Sites in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District.  Also, please read the Road Safety, Road Use Regulations and Road Policy information before travelling on Forest Service Roads.

 

Forest Service Road (FSR) Warnings and Closures

June 29, 2017: Harrison East FSR – CK-2111 Close Proximity Bridge Inspection
Structure CK-2111 will remain open, where possible, and a maximum of 45 minute closure will be used to conduct inspection with snooper truck. The Close Proximity Bridge Inspection will take place on September 27, 2017.
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June 29, 2017: Peers FSR - CK-2213 Close Proximity Bridge Inspection Structure CK-2213 will remain open, where possible, and a maximum of 45 minute closure will be used to conduct inspection with snooper truck. The Close Proximity Bridge Inspection will take place on September 26, 2017.
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June 29, 2017: Sts'ailes FSR –Road Maintenance Works
Road surfacing will be carried out between Mystery Creek - Sts'ailes FSR Junction and Twenty Mile Bay - Sts'ailes FSR Junction from July 4th, 2017 to July 28th, 2017. Road openings are scheduled every two hours: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.
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June 15, 2017: Lost Creek Forest Service Road : Various Structure Replacements (1.6 km, 1.8 km and 6.0 km)
Road Closure Information: August 14 - September 1, 2017 – No Vehicle Access
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June 15, 2017: Army Forest Service Road: Road stabilization works

Road Closure Information: July 31 – September 1 – No Vehicle Access.

June 15, 2017: Harrison East Forest Service Road:  CK-2539 Structure Replacement  at 20 km
Road Closure Information: September 6 – September 15 – No Vehicle Access

August 4, 2016: Mowhokam Forest Service Road
Structure CK-2207 located on Mowhokam FSR at approximately 15.7 km is condemned due to unsafe structure conditions. New load rating : 0.00 tonne
May 11, 2016: Tshileuh Forest Service Road
Road is closed at approximately 5 km due to a road washout
March 2, 2016: Spuzzum Creek Forest Service Road:
Please be advised that there is no road access beyond aproximately 4.5 km due to a debris torrent event.
DOWNRATED STRUCTURES

Nahatlatch Forest Service Road

Structures CK-2473 and CK-2478 located on Nahatlatch FSR at approximately  42.6 km and 45.3 km were condemned and removed due to unsafe structure conditions.

Nahatlatch- Grizzly Forest Service Road

Structure CK-2479 located on Nahatlatch-Gritzly FSR at approximately  2.1 km  is downrated to 40 tonnes.

Silverhope Forest Service Road

Structure CK-2287 located on Silverhope FSR at approximately  0.6 km is downrated to 40 tonnes.

Simms Forest Service Road

Structure CK-2148 located on Simms FSR at approximately  8.6 km and is downrated to 1 tonnes. ATV access only

North Ainslie FSR

Structure CK-2206, located on North Ainslie FSR at approximately 19.4km is condemned. Load Rating 0 tonnes. No Vehicle access

 

Notices
June 29, 2017 - Notice of Resource Road Radio Channel Re-assignment in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District:  Due to unforeseen cross channel interference, three existing Resource Road Radio (RR) channels in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District have been re-assigned: Mystery FSR, Mount Woodside FSR and Harrison East FSR. 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

 

 

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
Fax: (604) 702-5711
Email: forests.chilliwackdistrictoffice@gov.bc.ca


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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