Thursday, December 8, 2016



Firewood Opportunities for Dec 10th and 11th




There will be no areas open for Firewood cutting this weekend.
Access Information for the Weekend of Dec 10th and 11th


 Based on the following issued at 15:43 Thursday 08 December 2016



A Pacific storm will reach the South Coast tonight. This storm will bring significant snowfall amounts to the Vancouver Island regions as cold arctic air is entrenched over the region.  Snowfall, with total amounts up to 20 cm is expected.



Based on the Snowfall warning we will be closing all Operations this weekend to ensure everyone's Safety.  Security Guards will be stationed at their regular gate(s) to turn those away that do not get this message. 











The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:


  • Cameron Main: Closed 
  • Loon Lake:  Closed
  • Horne Lake North:  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
  • Northwest Bay:  Closed
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Closed

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


Please enjoy your weekend safely!

Hunting:

This season, gate time openings and closing may be different from previous years.  Oyster River and Buckley Bay will be open at 6:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.    Note - All gate times and area openings are subject to change;  continue to check the blog for updates. 

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. 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 1-800-663-5555 

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!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Access Information for the Weekend of Dec 3rd and 4th

 
Weather Notice: There are snow conditions in some areas that may or may not be reflected by gate closures.  Access areas with caution.


The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:

  • Cameron Main: Open 
  • Loon Lake: Open
  • Horne Lake North (HLN 200): CLOSED
  • Ash Main: Open 6:30 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Comox Main: Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:30 PM
    • Gates closed at Comox 16.5 Km and 21.5 KM
  • Museum Main: Open
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed at 4:00 PM
    • Gate is closed at 22 KM
  • Mines Road: Open 7:00 AM - Closed 1:30 PM
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed at 4:00 PM
  • Buckley Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
  • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Open 8:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Oyster River:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
    • Gates at Oyster 16.5 KM and Oyster 1100 are closed due to snow
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:00 PM

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

Please enjoy your weekend safely!

Hunting:

This season, gate time openings and closing may be different from previous years.  Oyster River and Buckley Bay will be open at 6:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.    Note - All gate times and area openings are subject to change;  continue to check the blog for updates. 

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. 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 1-800-663-5555 

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!


***Notice to our Public Firewood Cutters***

“Due to the technical difficulties we are currently experiencing with the online firewood permit system, we are shutting the system down for maintenance and repairs until further notice. Please visit our partners at the Port Alberni, Parksville, and Cowichan Regional Visitor Centres to purchase weekend firewood permits.”

 Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of Dec 3rd and 4th

There will be a firewood fundraiser this weekend, at the NLR 47 gate (Nanaimo Lakes Road).
 
You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.

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

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

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

There are now 10 areas open for firewood this weekend.  They are:
 


 Maps of the areas can be obtained from the Visitors Centres listed below.
Check the "Access" section of this blog (below) for gate time openings and closings.

To obtain a Firewood Permit:

  1. To purchase a paper copy of an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit, please contact the following Visitor Centres for hours of operation and for further assistance:
  • 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

Thursday, November 24, 2016


***Notice to our Public Firewood Cutters***

“Due to the technical difficulties we are currently experiencing with the online firewood permit system, we are shutting the system down for maintenance and repairs until further notice. Please visit our partners at the Port Alberni, Parksville, and Cowichan Regional Visitor Centres to purchase weekend firewood permits.”

 Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of Nov 26th and 27th

There will be a firewood fundraiser this weekend, at the NLR 47 gate (Nanaimo Lakes Road).
 
You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.

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

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

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

There are now 10 areas open for firewood this weekend.  They are:
 


 Maps of the areas can be obtained from the Visitors Centres listed below.
Check the "Access" section of this blog (below) for gate time openings and closings.

To obtain a Firewood Permit:

  1. To purchase a paper copy of an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit, please contact the following Visitor Centres for hours of operation and for further assistance:
  • 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