Thursday, July 20, 2017



Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd  2017

Current weather conditions are causing the potential hazard for fire to increase.  All firewood areas will be closed until further notice.  Please monitor the blog for details on changes to this status.
Access information for the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd 2017

Although some localized rain events have occurred it has not been sufficient to effect the high safety and environmental hazards that persist in all areas of our land base. To ensure public safety and the protection of the forest, all areas, unless otherwise specified, continue to be closed for access.
Only those with specific authorization are permitted access. Please respect the signs and gates. Please follow this blog for any updates to the closure.
Please note; Access to Lowry Lake and Scout Beach via Ash Main is now closed due to the increasing fire hazard rating.




GateStatusHours (if applicable)
Cameron MainClosed
Cameron ConnectorClosed
Loon LakeClosed
Horne Lake North 200Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km)Closed
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)Closed
Comox MainClosed
CX-91Closed
Museum MainClosed
Northwest Bay 155 mainClosed
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45Closed
Chemainus MainClosed
Glenora (Shawnigan)Closed
Buckley BayClosed
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake)Closed
Oyster RiverClosed
Nanaimo River CampClosed

Please Note: The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District has closed the Log Train Trail and Mt. Arrowsmith due to the extreme fire hazard. As a result the Cameron mainline and Cameron connector will be closed this weekend.
Please Note: On weekdays access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.
Please enjoy your weekend safely!

 CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program
Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. This new program includes a public education and awareness campaign and a new illegal dumping bylaw.
For more information please visit: www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping
nformative video material is available:

What is Illegal Dumping?

 How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping?

 Please share with your networks.

 Unauthorized Access or Suspicious Activities
Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated.
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 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".

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

Thank you

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Access information for the weekend of July 15th and 16th 2017



Weather conditions are creating high safety and environmental hazards in all areas of our land base. To ensure public safety and the protection of the forest, all areas, unless otherwise specified, are closed for access.
Only those with specific authorization are permitted access. Please respect the signs and gates. Please follow this blog for any updates to the closure.
Please note; Access to Lowry Lake and Scout Beach via Ash Main is now closed due to increasing fire hazard rating.





Gate Status Hours (if applicable)
Cameron Main Closed
Cameron Connector Closed
Loon Lake Closed
Horne Lake North 200 Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km) Closed
Ash Main (at 28.6 km) Closed
Comox Main Closed
CX-91 Closed
Museum Main Closed
Northwest Bay 155 main Closed
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45 Closed
Chemainus Main Closed
Glenora (Shawnigan) Closed
Buckley Bay Closed
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake) Closed
Oyster River Closed
Nanaimo River Camp Closed

Please Note: The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District has closed the Log Train Trail and Mt. Arrowsmith due to the extreme fire hazard. As a result the Cameron mainline and Cameron connector will be closed this weekend.
Please Note: On weekdays access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.
Please enjoy your weekend safely!

 CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program
Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. This new program includes a public education and awareness campaign and a new illegal dumping bylaw.
For more information please visit: www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping
nformative video material is available:

What is Illegal Dumping?

 How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping?

 Please share with your networks.

 Unauthorized Access or Suspicious Activities
Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated.
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 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".

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

Thank you




Wednesday July 12, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of July15th and 16th  2017

Current weather conditions are causing the potential hazard for fire to increase.  All firewood areas will be closed until further notice.  Please monitor the blog for details on changes to this status.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Access information for the weekend of July 8th and 9th 2017 

Island Timberlands permits respectful, authorized, access to its Private Managed Forest lands for the purposes of recreation and other uses as authorized by the Company.
Areas may be closed to protect safety, the environment, or assets, including the land.
Please visit this site for updates on how to access our private lands safely.

Gate
Status
Hours (if applicable)
Cameron Main
Open (see note below)
-
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, Closed at 28 km
-
CX-91
Open
-
Museum Main
Open
-
Northwest Bay
155 main
Open 
Closed at 8 km
8 am to 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45
Closed
-
Chemainus Main
Open (Closed at 22.2 km)
8 am to 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)
Open,
8 am to 4 pm
Buckley Bay
Open
8 am to 4 pm
Ashling Road (Spider Lake)

Closed

-
Oyster River
Closed
-
Nanaimo River Camp
Closed
-
Note: CAMERON MAINLINE CLOSURE at 26 KM - Cameron Mainline will be closed at 26km during operating days/hours for the months of July and August.  
Note: In addition to normal gate openings and closings the gate at 8 km on 155 main will be closed through the weekend.

Note: On weekdays access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

Please enjoy your weekend safely!
CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program
Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. This new program includes a public education and awareness campaign and a new illegal dumping bylaw.
For more information please visit: www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping
Informative video material is available:
Please share with your networks.
Unauthorized Access or Suspicious Activities
Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated.
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
*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".
RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)
Thank you

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of July 8th and 9th  2017

Current weather conditions are causing the potential hazard for fire to increase.  All firewood areas will be closed until further notice.  Please monitor the blog for details on changes to this status.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Access information for the long weekend of July 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2017 

Island Timberlands will be open for public recreation opportunities for the Canada Day long weekend; Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
***Note- Island Timberlands property will not be open to the public on Monday July 3rd in the Cowichan area. (Copper Canyon and Shawnigan)
In addition to normal gate openings and closings the gate at 8 km on 155 main will be closed through the long weekend.
Island Timberlands permits respectful, authorized, access to its Private Managed Forest lands for the purposes of recreation and other uses as authorized by the Company.
Areas may be closed to protect safety, the environment, or assets, including the land.
Please visit this site for updates on how to access our private lands safely.

Gate
Status
Hours (if applicable)
Cameron Main
Open (see note below)
-
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, Closed at 28 km
-
CX-91
Open
-
Museum Main
Open
-
Northwest Bay
155 main
Open 
Closed at 8 km
8 am to 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45

Closed
-
Chemainus Main
Open (Closed at 22.2 km)
Closed Monday Jul 3
8 am to 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)
Open,
Closed Monday Jul 3
8 am to 4 pm
Buckley Bay
Open
8 am to 4 pm
Ashling Road (Spider Lake)
Open
9 am to 3 pm
Oyster River
Closed
-
Nanaimo River Camp
Closed
-
Note: CAMERON MAINLINE CLOSURE at 26 KM - Cameron Mainline will be closed at 26km during operating days/hours for the months of July and August.  

Note: On weekdays access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.

Please enjoy your weekend safely!
CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program
Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. This new program includes a public education and awareness campaign and a new illegal dumping bylaw.
For more information please visit: www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping
Informative video material is available:
Please share with your networks.
Unauthorized Access or Suspicious Activities
Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated.
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
*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".
RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)
Thank you