Since 1958, the District of Mission has managed the 10,500-hectare Tree Farm Licence 26, located inside the municipal boundaries. Also known as the Mission Municipal Forest, it operates under the highest possible standards, maintaining a sustainable balance of economic, social, scientific and environmental forest values. Logs are sold to manufacturers, primarily in British Columbia.
The Mission Municipal Forest’s location just east of Vancouver makes it accessible to a large urban population. The District and local First Nations communities, in partnership with government, tourism and recreational interests, have designated the west portion of the forest as the Mission Interpretive Forest, and plan to create a family-friendly designation for outdoor recreation, tourism and discovery.