Thursday, March 17, 2016

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of March 19th and 20th

Below are the areas where there are firewood cutting opportunities (see Figure 1).  Please note the Status column to determine if the area is "Open" or "Closed" for firewood.  Note that Firewood Cutting is only available on weekends and some Statutory Holidays.

Permits for all of our firewood areas are available online at our website or currently at two Tourist Information Centers - Port Alberni and Parksville.  Note that these centers may be closed on the weekends and/or holidays.

You must have a valid firewood permit and carry it with you at all times.  If you are stopped without a valid permit, you will be instructed to empty your load.

  • For Port Alberni (Cameron and Ash) area firewood, go to the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Highway; and
  • For Northwest Bay and Spider Lake area firewood, go to the Parksville Visitor Center at 1275 East Island Highway.
Safety Equipment Required:
Gear includes protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection, chainsaw pads/pants and gloves.
Safety gear is mandatory while cutting firewood; you will not be permitted to cut firewood if you cannot present your safety equipment.  Permits and Firewood privileges will be revoked if you do not have the required safety gear and/or you are found to be cutting wood without it.  Expect to be asked for your firewood permit and to provide an inspection of your safety equipment.  There are no exceptions to these requirements.
Please review gate timing on the 'Access Information' blog post for this weekend to ensure you are not too early or too late to get your firewood.

Figure 1.


11 comments:

  1. I was wondering if there was a map or list that explained where the gates are. ie. what is the gate to Nanaimo Lakes? And if it is open is the second gate to access 4th lake open as well?

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  2. We do not publish maps available to the public.

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  3. Nanaimo Lakes is Timberwest not Island Timberlands

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  4. will there be any firewood openings in nanaimo in the near future

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  5. Is there any forecast on a Nanaimo Firewood opening?

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  6. I curious if you have firewood openings planned for your clearcuts on Mountain rd or Mines rd in Duncan area. Looking for somewhere close to home.

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  7. Will the nanaimo river watershed gates be open to hunters in april for bear season?

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  8. will there be an opening for firewood in nanaimo in the near future

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  9. There is no access to the Nanaimo Watershed area in the spring.

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  10. We plan to have firewood available in the Nanaimo area at some point this spring.

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  11. We do not have any areas immediately planned for firewood harvesting in the greater Duncan area at this time. Once we do, we'll be sure to post it as we know there is lots of interest.

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