Thursday, March 23, 2017

Access information for the weekend of March 25th and 26th, 2017
The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:
Cameron Main: Open
Cameron Connector: Open
Loon Lake: Open
Horne Lake North 200:  Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km): Open
Ash Main (at 28.6 km): Open
Comox Main: Open
Museum Main: Open
Northwest Bay: Closed on Saturday, Open Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45 - Access to Firewood Block 6.6 km in from gate.  Open Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Chemainus Main: Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed at 22 km
Mines Road: Closed
Glenora (Shawnigan): Closed on Saturday, Open 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: *

*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 March 25 and 26th 2017

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
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.

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.

 *NLR 45 gate will be open at 8:00 am and be closed at 4:00 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: