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.


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


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 Service Road Warnings and Closures
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 8, 2015 - Chilliwack River Forest Service Road: 
The Chilliwack River FSR will be closed from July 13 to July 17, 2015 at approximately 3 km for rock scaling and road maintenance. A schedule for intermittent openings will be posted to this website when available.
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.
July 6, 2015 - Nahatlach Forest Service Road:
Effective immediately, the Nahatlatch FSR is closed until further notice due to extreme fire hazard and public safety. More information
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


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


BC Bid Questions and Answers

Invitation to Tender and Bid Proposal: - BC Bid

  • Invitation to Tender: EN16NAN903 Lost Creek FSR 3 Structure Installations - Closing on July 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm. 
  • Invitation to Tender: SU16LMN007 Chilliwack Reforestation and Timber Mitigation Surveys - Closing on July 27, 2015 @ 2:00pm.



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


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