Thursday, February 23, 2017


Access information for the weekend of Feb 25th and 26th, 2017

The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:
 
Cameron Main: Open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cameron Connector: Open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Loon Lake:  Closed
Horne Lake North 200:  Closed
Ash Main (at 28.6km): Open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Comox Main: Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Museum Main: Open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Northwest Bay:  Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45 - Open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Chemainus Main: Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mines Road: Closed
Glenora (Shawnigan):  Closed on Saturday, Open on Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Buckley Bay: Closed
Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Closed
Oyster River:  Closed
Nanaimo River Camp:  Closed
 
Please note, on weekdays access is closed to the Public, gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles.  Note any open gates may be closed at any time.
 
Temporary Closure - Alberni Inlet Trail
There will be a short term closure of the Inlet Trail from the entrance just above the China Creek dryland sort to approximately 1km up the trail while we harvest in the area. 
The closure will start the week of January 16th and be complete in approximately two months (dependent on weather).  Please heed all signs and see the blog for any updates.  

Thank you for your cooperation while we complete management in the area.
  
RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)
 
Unauthorized Access
 
Unless otherwise noted in this blog, all of Island Timberlands' Property is closed to the public during the week, this includes hunting.  Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated and mobile Security patrols are active 24/7 to enforce this policy.  
 
Unless otherwise authorized, ATV's and Snow Mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  In addition, campfires, camping and off-roading are not permitted.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.


 

Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone! If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them!  Do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation.
 
Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343 or 250-755-9623 
 
Or at:  http://www.islandtimberlands.com *
 
*On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down.  Select "Report Suspicious Activities" make sure you also enter in the random passcode which appears just below your message.

Please enjoy your weekend safely!
 
 
Thank you

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of February 25th and 26th
  1. To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
  • Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L6C2
    • Phone: 888-303-3337
  • Parksville Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
    • Phone: 250-248-3613
  • Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
    • Phone: 250-724-6535


You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.


Check the "Access" section of this blog for gate time openings and closings

Unless otherwise noted, Public and Fund Raiser Firewood opportunities are for weekends only.

* Weekday access is permitted in the Roger Creek 4 Firewood block.
*NLR 45 gate will be open at 8:00 am and be closed at 3:00 pm

Safety equipment requirements include: chainsaw pants, sturdy work boots, eye and ear protection

Firewood is for personal use only and not to be sold.

***Notice - There have been incidents where people have been cutting firewood in non-authorized areas.  These areas may be allocated for our Commercial Firewood Cutters and the Public is not permitted to cut firewood in these areas.  Please be respectful to our Commercial Firewood cutters and only cut firewood in the areas outlined below.


There will be random checks for Permits and Safety Equipment.  If you do not have a permit or adequate safety Equipment your firewood may be confiscated, and you will be asked to leave the property. 

The following areas are open for firewood this weekend.  They are:



Friday, February 10, 2017



Access information for the long weekend of  Feb 11th, 12th and 13th, 2017
The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:


***Due to the unsafe driving conditions caused by the recent snowfall, all of our Operations will be closed to the Public for this long weekend***


For all you Snow Mobile enthusiasts, we are hopeful to have an Access Agreement in place with the Mid-Island Sno-Blazers (Snow Mobile Club).  This agreement will make available two areas; one in the Cameron Operation and the other in the Buckley Bay Operation.  This agreement is very close to being finalized.  Until the agreement is in effect we ask that you avoid Island Timberlands Property.


There is an approved access agreement in place with the North Island Snow Mobile Club for an area in our Oyster River Operation.   


  • Cameron Main: Closed
  • Cameron Connector: Closed
  • Loon Lake:  Closed
  • Horne Lake North 200:  Closed
  • Ash Main: Closed
  • Comox Main: Closed  
  • Museum Main: Closed
  • Northwest Bay:  Closed
  • Chemainus Main Closed
  • Mines Road: Closed
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Closed
  • Buckley Bay: Closed
  • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Closed
  • Oyster River:  Closed
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Closed




Please note, on weekdays access is closed to the Public, gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles.  Note any open gates may be closed at any time.

Temporary Closure - Alberni Inlet Trail
There will be a short term closure of the Inlet Trail from the entrance just above the China Creek dryland sort to approximately 1km up the trail while we harvest in the area. 



The closure will start the week of January 16th and be complete in approximately two months (dependent on weather).  Please heed all signs and see the blog for any updates.  

Thank you for your cooperation while we complete management in the area.

Please enjoy your weekend safely!

RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Unauthorized Access


Unless otherwise noted in this blog, all of Island Timberlands' Property is closed to the public during the week, this includes hunting.  Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated and mobile Security patrols are active 24/7 to enforce this policy.  

Off-Roading is not permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.

No fires, camping, target practice/shooting or off-road vehicles (i.e. Snow Mobiles, ATVs, UTVs, buggies or side-by-sides)  are permitted on our property, unless authorized by Island Timberlands.

Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone! If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them!  Do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation.

Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343 or 250-755-9623 

Or at:  http://www.islandtimberlands.com *

*On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down.  Select "Report Suspicious Activities" make sure you also enter in the random passcode which appears just below your message. 


Thank you

Friday, February 3, 2017



Access information for the weekend of Feb 4th and 5th, 2017
The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:


***Due to the unsafe driving conditions caused by the recent snowfall, all of our Operations will be closed to the Public this weekend***


  • Cameron Main: Closed
  • Cameron Connector: Closed
  • Loon Lake:  Closed
  • Horne Lake North 200:  Closed
  • Ash Main: Closed
  • Comox Main: Closed  
  • Museum Main: Closed
  • Northwest Bay:  Closed
  • Chemainus Main Closed
  • Mines Road: Closed
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Closed
  • Buckley Bay: Closed
  • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Closed
  • Oyster River:  Closed
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Closed




Please note, on weekdays access is closed to the Public, gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles.  Note any open gates may be closed at any time.

Temporary Closure - Alberni Inlet Trail

There will be a short term closure of the Inlet Trail from the entrance just above the China Creek dryland sort to approximately 1km up the trail while we harvest in the area. 



The closure will start the week of January 16th and be complete in approximately two months (dependent on weather).  Please heed all signs and see the blog for any updates.  

Thank you for your cooperation while we complete management in the area.

Please enjoy your weekend safely!

RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Unauthorized Access


Unless otherwise noted in this blog, all of Island Timberlands' Property is closed to the public during the week, this includes hunting.  Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated and mobile Security patrols are active 24/7 to enforce this policy.  

Off-Roading is not permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.



No fires, camping, target practice/shooting or off-road vehicles (i.e. Snow Mobiles, ATVs, UTVs, buggies or side-by-sides)  are permitted on our property, unless authorized by Island Timberlands.

Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone! If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them!  Do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation.

Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343 or 250-755-9623 

Or at:  http://www.islandtimberlands.com *

*On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down.  Select "Report Suspicious Activities" make sure you also enter in the random passcode which appears just below your message. 


Thank you