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.

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