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

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Spring 2016 Road Repairs and Road Closures - Nahatlatch Forest Service Road

Latest Road Access Report: The completion date for road repairs to the Nahatlatch FSR has been changed to May 7, 2016. During this time, vehicle access on week days will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am with a full opening to the public on weekends.

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Summer 2016 Bridge Replacements and Road Closures - Sts'ailes (Harrison West) & Harrison East Forest Service Roads

The Chilliwack district is planning four bridge replacements this summer:

Two on the Sts’ailes FSR (Kirkland and Davidson Creek), one on the Molly Hogan FSR (access to Twenty Mile Bay recreation site), and one on the Harrison East (Hornet creek).  

Click here to see location map

 

The purpose of this notice is to provide time for individuals and companies who normally operate on these roads to plan their summer activities around closures. Closures have been planned to minimize impact to users, however it is recognized there will be an impact regardless.

 

In this respect we will work as we can with groups or individuals to minimize disruptions however it is important to note that these closures are required in order to replace aging infrastructure that if not replaced will result in a greater impact to users in the form of reduced load ratings or entire structure closures in the future.

 

Detailed location and closure information including dates and times  

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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.

Wood Lake Post Wildfire Information and Hazards Notice

 

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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
April 11, 2016: Chilliwack River Forest Service Road
Please be advised that there is no road access beyong approximately 2.0 km due to a rock failure
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.
February 29, 2016: Chehalis -Statlu Forest Service Road:
Please be advised that there is no road access beyond aproximately 9 km.
January 26, 2016: Sts'ailes Forest Service Road
Effective immediately, Twenty Mile Bridge (CK2138) at 33.5 km of the Sts'ailes FSR is closed to industrial use.
January 15, 2016: Sts'ailes Forest Service Road
Please be advised that the Sts'ailes Forest Service Road between 53.5 km and 62.0 km will be temporarily closed from January 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016.  Road closures are limited to weekdays only, Monday to Friday and daily scheduled closures noted below. The Sts'ailes FSR is to remain open all weekends and statutory holidays.

Road closure start time: 7:00 am
1st road opening: 8:00 am
2nd road opening: 10:10 am
3rd road opening: 12:00 pm
4th road opening: 4:30 pm
November 30, 2015: Stulkawitz Forest Service Road: (off the end of Nickelmine Road)
Closed at 1.0 km until further notice.  No access to recreation trails.

September 25, 2015: Sts'ailes (Harrison West) Forest Service Road Notice:
Please see the Wood Lake Post Wildfire Information and Hazards Notice posted above under 'Highlighted Topics and Notices'.

 

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

  • EN17LMN302 - Invitation to Tender: Road Maintenance on Various Locations within the Chilliwack Forest District.
    Closing May 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm at the Chilliwack District Office 46360 Airport Road, Chilliwack BC, V2P 1A5
    Q&A
  • EN17LMN301 - Invitation to Tender: Dust Control
    Closing April 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chilliwack District Office 46360 Airport Road, Chilliwack BC, V2P 1A5
    Q&A
  • CS17LMN001 - Invitaion to Tender: Fertilization Implementation and Prescriptions
    Closing May 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chilliwack District Office 46360 Airport Road, Chilliwack BC, V2P 1A5
    Q&A
 

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