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

Forest Service Road Warnings, Closures & Radio Channel Notices
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 or structure (bridge)safety issues to the Chilliwack Natural Resource District office at 604-702-5700.

Please visit our Chilliwack Natural Resource District Road Safety Information page to view resource road (FSR) warning and closure notices, bridge structure inspection reports and downrated notifications, local resource road radio channel notices as well as 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.


November 15, 2017 - Hunter Creek Bridge CK2157 Notice

Effective immediately the load rating on bridge #CK-2157 located at approximately 2.2 km on the Hunter FSR is reduced to L60 or 54 tonnes.

Please see link for access to bridge inspection reports. Note however that road users are advised they must inspect and ascertain for themselves the condition of the structure prior to use.


Aerial Fertilization Program in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District  (November 2017 - January 2018)

Through the Forests for Tomorrow Program, fertilization of forests is recognized as an investment activity for mitigating mid-term timber supply impacts on constrained timber on the coast. In the Chilliwack Natural Resource District, approximately 1,800 hectares of forests are planned to be fertilized with nitrogen from November 2017 to January 2018. Click here for more information on location of the planned fertilization and the fertilization program.

June 29, 2017 - Notice of Resource Road Radio Channel Re-assignment in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District:  Due to 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 Chilliwack Natural Resource District Road Safety Information


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


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

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



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


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