Permits for firewood harvesting, and access to firewood areas, will be available for sale this weekend.
There are two ways to purchase a firewood permit.
First, we are introducing online permit sales from our website. STARTING FRIDAY SEPT. 11 - Go to; http://islandtimberlands.com/community/Firewoodpermit.aspx, fill out the form and pay using your credit card or PayPal.
This weekend the only areas open to purchase firewood for are Northwest Bay, Ash and Cameron on our 'Operating Area' list.
Once payment has occurred, you will be emailed your firewood permit, the map of the area for firewood harvesting and the rules applicable to firewood harvesting.
Second, permits and associated maps are available for purchase at two visitor information centers on Vancouver Island (1) the Cowichan Regional Visitor Center at 2896 Drinkwater Road (250-746-4636) in Duncan for our Shawnigan area; and (2) at the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Hwy.
The Cowichan Regional Visitor Center hours are from 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday (with exception of this coming holiday Monday), and 10am-2pm for Sundays and the holiday Monday. The Port Alberni Visitor Information Center is open from 9am-5pm daily.
You must have a copy of your firewood permit on you at all times when cutting firewood, and transporting it to your residence.