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

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.

Road Access

         The Sts'ailes (West Harrison) Forest Service Road is open to all traffic.  Due to post-wildfire hazards, road users are advised not to stop in the fire zone generally between 23 km and 27 km.  Signs have been posted advising of the increased rock and tree fall hazards.

         The Hale Creek Forest Service Road is closed until further notice due to concerns with increased post wildfire hazards such as terrain instability, rock and tree fall.

         General Road Access:  a voluntary backcountry closure is in effect for the entire burn area due to the strong potential for unforeseen post wildfire hazards.  It is strongly recommended that the public avoid recreating or exploring the burned area for reasons of general safety.  Signs have been posted advising of the voluntary backcountry closure.

Recreation Sites:

          The Lookout Trail, Hale Creek and Wood Lake Recreation Sites and Trails are closed until further notice.

         Specific to the Hale Creek Recreation Site, while access can be from Harrison Lake, concerns exist around debris flood potential from upstream given the amount of area burned in the watershed and the nature of the drainage and terrain.  For this reason, please adhere to the closure irrespective of access method. 

Follow up work is being conducted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations through more detailed assessments and management prescriptions to understand and address hazards over time.

Updated information will continue to be posted to this site and can also be found on the Recreation Sites and Trails website:


Forest Service Road (FSR) Warnings and Closures
November 20, 2015: Stulkawitz Forest Service Road: (off the end of Nickelmine Road)
Closed at 1.0 km until further notice.  No access to recreation trails.
November 13, 2015: Sts'ailes Forest Service Road
Please be advised that the Sts'ailes Forest Service Road between 49.3 km and 62.5 km will be temporarily closed from November 13, 2015 to January 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
October 15, 2015: Harrison East Forest Service Road
Please be advised that the Harrison East FSR between 47km & 49km will have expected delays of up to 30 minutes from October 18, 2015 to November 30, 2015 due to road work.
October 1, 2015:  Cogburn Creek Forest Service Road
Harrison East Cogburn Creek FSR is closed at 3.4km until October 20, 2015 for bridge replacement.

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'.


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


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


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