Monday, May 27, 2013

Public Firewood - Weekend of June 1-2

Gate openings for public firewood cutting for personal use will be available in these areas this coming weekend:


Cash only permitted on a per-cord basis, generally $30 per cord.

Safety equipment must be available to present in order to obtain cutting permit.

Northwest Bay:
Gate opens at 7am and will close at 5pm. Permits are available at the gate with a map for applicable cutting location(s).

Nanaimo:
Location is off Nanaimo Lakes Road on logging road NLR76. From the corner of Wakesiah Avenue and Nanaimo Lakes Road, turn right onto Nanaimo Lakes Road and travel up a few kilometers following the posted firewood signs. You will end up turning off the pavement to the right to access the site. Cutting will start just after 8am and end at 3pm.

Shawnigan area:
Gate opens at 7am and closes at 5pm. The gate into the operating area is at the end of Waters Road in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Permits are available at the gate with directions provided to areas for firewood cutting.

Copper Canyon:
Gate opens at 7am and will close at 5pm.

We reserve the right to not sell permits to individuals not following safety expectations while cutting.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Public firewood - Weekend of May 25-26

Gate openings for public firewood cutting for personal use will be available in these areas this coming weekend:

Cash only permitted on a per-cord basis, generally $30 per cord.

Safety equipment must be available to present in order to obtain cutting permit.

Qualicum Bay:

The BowHorneBay Community Group is hosting a second weekend of firewood sales off Lynx Road. Travelling north on the old Island Highway, turn left on Charlton Drive, left onto Lynx Road then travel about 2.5km on logging roads until you get to a gate.

Northwest Bay:

Gate opens at 7am and will close at 5pm. Permits are available at the gate with a map for applicable cutting location(s).

Nanaimo:

Location is off Nanaimo Lakes Road on logging road NLR76. From the corner of Wakesiah Avenue and Nanaimo Lakes Road, turn right onto Nanaimo Lakes Road and travel up a few kilometers following the posted firewood signs. You will end up turning off the pavement to the right to access the site. Cutting will start just after 8am and end at 3pm.

Shawnigan area:

Gate opens at 7am and closes at 5pm. The gate into the operating area is at the end of Waters Road in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Permits are available at the gate with directions provided to areas for firewood cutting.

Copper Canyon:

Gate opens at 7am and will close at 5pm.
We reserve the right to not sell permits to individuals not following safety expectations while cutting.



Monday, May 13, 2013

Public firewood - Weekend of May 18-19

Gate openings for public firewood cutting for personal use will be available in these areas this coming weekend:

Cash only permitted on a per-cord basis, generally $30 per cord.

Safety equipment must be available to present in order to obtain cutting permit.

Qualicum Bay:
The BowHorneBay Community Group is hosting a second weekend of firewood sales off Lynx Road. Travelling north on the old Island Highway, turn left on Charlton Drive, left onto Lynx Road then travel about 2.5km on logging roads until you get to a gate.

Northwest Bay:
Gate opens at 7am and will close at 5pm. Permits are available at the gate with a map for applicable cutting location(s).

Nanaimo:
Location is off Nanaimo Lakes Road on logging road NLR76. From the corner of Wakesiah Avenue and Nanaimo Lakes Road, turn right onto Nanaimo Lakes Road and travel up a few kilometers following the posted firewood signs. You will end up turning off the pavement to the right to access the site. Cutting will start just after 8am and end at 3pm.

Shawnigan area:
Gate opens at 7am and closes at 5pm. The gate into the operating area is at the end of Waters Road in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Permits are available at the gate with directions provided to areas for firewood cutting.

Copper Canyon:
Gate opens at 7am and will close at 5pm.
We reserve the right to not sell permits to individuals not following safety expectations while cutting.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Public Firewood - Weekend of May 11-12

Given the unseasonably warm, dry weather, public firewood cutting opportunities are closed for the near future. 

Please refer back to this blog for updates if weather patterns permit a significant change in temperature and precipitation.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Gate openings - Weekend of May 4 & 5

In addition to those areas open for firewood cutting this weekend, our gate at Iron River is also open.

If you choose to enter this area, please respect all signage that may restrict access to certain areas as this is in the best interest of everyone's safety.

Gate will be open from approximately 8am-4pm.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Recreation Access Closure - Rosseau Trail

Effective May 1, the Rosseau Trail is closed weekdays until May 10 to facilitate safe road building activities in the area.