Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Recreational Access Notice - CX91 & CX165

Island Timberlands recognizes these road systems access much valued recreational opportunities.

We will endeavour to provide for weekend access on these roads with four-drive vehicles leaving gates open.  If you travel to the area and find a gate locked, please report to environment@islandtimberlands.com.

We prefer recreationalists save their pursuits to weekends where we expect less industrial activity on our roads.  Gates are scheduled to be locked on weekdays.  If you do encounter industrial activity at any time, please be patient.

For reference, CX91 provides access to Mt. Apps whereas CX165 provides access to the Clifton/Tsable area.




Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of May 31 - June 1

The following gates are planned to be open for safe, responsible recreation this weekend:

Iron River:  Gate opens at 7am and will close at 3:30pm. No firewood permits available. Restricted access will be in place over the weekend.

Port Alberni: Firewood permits are available through the Alberni Fish and Game Club.

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road): Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Off-road vehicles are not permitted for use on Island Timberlands' property.

Gates and road systems accessing both Mt. Arrowsmith and Mt. Apps will be open this weekend.
The roads are not necessarily maintained at this time.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of May 24-25

The following gates are planned to be open for safe, responsible recreation this weekend:

Iron River:  Gate opens at 7am and will close at 3:30pm. No firewood permits available. Restricted access will be in place over the weekend.

Port Alberni: Firewood permits are available through the Alberni Fish and Game Club.

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road): Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Nanaimo: This will be the last weekend for our community fundraising program this spring.  The Sweet Adelines Chorus Group will be fundraising through selling firewood permits out Nanaimo Lakes Road.  Approximately 4.5 km from the intersection of Wakesiah and Nanaimo Lakes Road, turn left and pass through a gate and travel approximately 5 km on logging roads to the site.

Firewood signs should be posted to assist in you finding the route. Firewood will be for sale from 8:00 am-3:30 pm on both days for $30 cash per cord (i.e. truck load).  Safety equipment must be worn while cutting firewood (protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection, chain saw pants).

Off-road vehicles are not permitted for use on Island Timberlands' property.

Gates and road systems accessing both Mt. Arrowsmith and Mt. Apps will be open this weekend.
The roads are not necessarily maintained at this time.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of May 17-19

The following gates are planned to be open for safe, responsible recreation this weekend, including the holiday Monday:

Iron River:  Gate opens at 7am and will close at 3:30pm. No firewood permits available. Restricted access will be in place over the weekend.

Port Alberni: Firewood permits are available through the Alberni Fish and Game Club.

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road): Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Nanaimo: The Nusa'lon Dragons will be fundraising through selling firewood permits out Nanaimo Lakes Road.  Approximately 4.5 km from the intersection of Wakesiah and Nanaimo Lakes Road, turn left and pass through a gate and travel approximately 5 km on logging roads to the site.

Firewood signs should be posted to assist in you finding the route. Firewood will be for sale from 8:00 am-3:30 pm on both days for $30 cash per cord (i.e. truck load).  Safety equipment must be worn while cutting firewood (protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection, chain saw pants).

Off-road vehicles are not permitted for use on Island Timberlands' property.

Gates and road systems accessing both Mt. Arrowsmith and Mt. Apps will be open this weekend.
The roads are not necessarily maintained at this time.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of May 10-11

The following gates are planned to be open for safe, responsible recreation this weekend:

Iron River:  Gate opens at 7am and will close at 3:30pm.  Firewood permits are not planned for availability at the gate.  Restricted access will be in place over the weekend.

Port Alberni:  Firewood permits are available through the Alberni Fish and Game Club.

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road): Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm. Firewood permits available at the gate.

Nanaimo: A dance group through Kirkwood Dance Academy will be fundraising through selling firewood permits out Nanaimo Lakes Road.  Approximately 4.5 km from the intersection of Wakesiah and Nanaimo Lakes Road, turn left and pass through a gate and travel approximately 5 km on logging roads to the site.

Firewood signs should be posted to assist in you finding the route. Firewood will be for sale from 8:00 am-3:30 pm on both days for $30 cash per cord (i.e. truck load).  Safety equipment must be worn while cutting firewood (protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection, chain saw pants).

Off-road vehicles are not permitted for use on Island Timberlands' property.

Gates and road systems accessing both Mt. Arrowsmith and Mt. Apps will be open this weekend.
The roads are not necessarily maintained at this time.