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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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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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

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
August 18, 2016 UPDATE: Vedder Mountain Forest Service Road
Effective Friday August 19th the Vedder Mountain Forest Service Road (FSR) weekday closure will be lifted. Although the surrounding area will be available for recreational activities, please note that industrial road maintenance activities will continue for approximately two – three weeks ending  on or about September 9th .

Road maintenance activities include roadside brushing ditching, grading and the removal of trees directly adjacent to the road.  Due to potential hazards of these activities forest users are urged to stay clear of the works.  Temporary trail closures within the vicinity of the works may occur and road users can expect delays of an hour or more. Thank you for your patience during this time.  Road users can look forward to much improved access on the Vedder Mountain FSR later this year. Please follow link to Vedder Mountain FSR temporary closure letter from the District Manager, Chilliwack Resource District:
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/DCK/external/!publish/ENGINEERING/NOTICES/Vedder FSR 2016 Road Closure.pdf

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
August 4, 2016: Walian Creek Forest Service Road
Structure CK-2149 located on Walian Creek FSR at approximately 7.2 km is condemned due to unsafe structure conditions. New load rating : 0.00 tonne
July 4, 2016: Pitt-Boise Forest Service Road
Please be advised that bridge guardrail and decking replacement will commence on July 15th, 2016 on the Pitt River Bridge (0.6km CK-2226) and the Boise Creek Bridge (7.6km CK-2230) in the Upper Pitt River Valley. Work is planned to be completed by July 31st, 2016. During this time, access over the crossings will be limited for safety concerns as personnel and equipment will be working on the bridges from dawn to dusk.
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.

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

  • 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