Thursday, September 22, 2016

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of September 24th - 25th


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.

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.  Technical difficulties with online systems will not be an acceptable excuse for not having a permit, as there are other means to obtain a permit I.e. purchasing one from a local visitor centre.

There are 5 Operating areas open for firewood this weekend.  They are:

Cameron (Port Alberni)
Ash (Port Alberni)
Ashling Road (Spider Lake)
Northwest Bay
Mines Road (Duncan).

Maps of the areas can be obtained from the Visitors Centres listed below, or if you choose to use the online payment option, maps will be generated once you have completed the required fields.


Check the "Access" section of this blog (below) for gate time openings and closings.

There are 2 methods to obtain a Firewood Permit:
  1. Go to WWW.IslandTimberlands.com  and click on the "Our Company" tab.  Click on the "Firewood Permit Application" icon.  This will take you to our payment portal where you'll be able to choose the general firewood areas that suit your needs, input your required administration information, pay for a permit, then receive an email permit to your home computer, tablet or smartphone.  Credit Cards and Paypal accounts are both accepted as a means of payment. 
  2. 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

Access Information for the Weekend of September 24th - 25th

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

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


  • Cameron Main: Open
  • Loon Lake: Open
  • Horne Lake North: Open 
  • Ash Main: Open 6:30 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Comox Main: Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:30 PM 
  • Museum Main: Open
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
    • ***Gate is closed/locked at Chemainus Main at 22 KM***
  • Mines Road: Open 7:00 AM - Closed 1:30 PM
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 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
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:00 PM


Hunting Season:  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. 


No Off-Roading is permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.

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.  

Please enjoy your weekend safely!


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

If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them anonymously on our Website 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.  Or you can Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343. Thank you!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of September 17th - 18th


There is no Public Firewood Cutting this weekend









Access Information for the Weekend of September 17th - 18th

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.




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



  • Cameron Main: Open
  • Loon Lake: Open
  • Horne Lake North: Open 
  • Ash Main: Open 6:30 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Comox Main: Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:30 PM 
  • Museum Main: Open
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM  **Note**  Due to bridge maintenance work, the gate at 155 Main 8 km will be closed this weekend - there is no access available beyond this point.
  • Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Mines Road: Closed
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Buckley Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
  • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Closed
  • Oyster River:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:00 PM


Hunting Season:  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.  



Firewood Notification:  No Public Firewood Cutting for this weekend





Please enjoy your weekend safely!





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



If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them anonymously on our Website 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.  Or you can Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343. Thank you!



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Notice.


Due to the warmer weather conditions we have suspended the public firewood program for this coming weekend (Sept 17th -18th).  Sorry for the inconvenience - stay tuned to the blog for further updates

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of September 10th - 11th



Public Firewood Begins this weekend.

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.

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.  Technical difficulties with online systems will not be an acceptable excuse for not having a permit, as there are other means to obtain a permit I.e. purchasing one from a local visitor centre.




There are 5 Operating areas open for firewood this weekend.  They are:


Cameron (Port Alberni)
Ash (Port Alberni)
Ashling Road (Spider Lake)
Northwest Bay
Mines Road (Duncan).

Maps of the areas can be obtained from the Visitors Centres listed below, or if you choose to use the online payment option, maps will be generated once you have completed the required fields.


Check the "Access" section of this blog (below) for gate time openings and closings.

There are 2 methods to obtain a Firewood Permit:
  1. Go to WWW.IslandTimberlands.com  and click on the "Our Company" tab.  Click on the "Firewood Permit Application" icon.  This will take you to our payment portal where you'll be able to choose the general firewood areas that suit your needs, input your required administration information, pay for a permit, then receive an email permit to your home computer, tablet or smartphone.  Credit Cards and Paypal accounts are both accepted as a means of payment. 
  2. 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


Access Information for the Weekend of September 10th - 11th

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.



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


  • Cameron Main: Open
  • Loon Lake: Open
  • Horne Lake North: Open 
  • Ash Main: Open 6:30 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Comox Main: Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:30 PM 
  • Museum Main: Open
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM  **Note**  Due to bridge maintenance work, the gate at 155 Main 8 km will be closed this weekend - there is no access available beyond this point.
  • Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Mines Road: Open 7:00 AM - Closed 1:30 PM
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Buckley Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
  • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:30 PM
  • Oyster River:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:00 PM




      Hunting Season:  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.  



      Firewood Notification:  Public firewood begins this weekend.



      Please enjoy your weekend safely!



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


      If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them anonymously on our Website 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.  Or you can Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343. Thank you!