Thursday, November 17, 2016

***Notice to our Public Firewood Cutters***

“Due to the technical difficulties we are currently experiencing with the online firewood permit system, we are shutting the system down for maintenance and repairs until further notice. Please visit our partners at the Port Alberni, Parksville, and Cowichan Regional Visitor Centres to purchase weekend firewood permits.”

There will be a firewood fundraiser this weekend, at the NLR 47 gate (Nanaimo Lakes Road).
Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of Nov 19th and 20th

You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.

***Notice - There have been incidents where people have been cutting firewood in non-authorized areas.  These areas may be allocated for our Commercial Firewood Cutters and the Public is not permitted to cut firewood in these areas.  Please be respectful to our Commercial Firewood cutters and only cut firewood in the areas outlined below.

Safety equipment requirements include chainsaw pants, sturdy work boots, eye protection and ear protection.

Firewood is for personal use only and not to be sold.

There will be random checks for Permits and Safety Equipment.  If you do not have a permit or adequate safety equipment our guards will ask you to leave the property.   

There are now 10 areas open for firewood this weekend.  They are:

 Maps of the areas can be obtained from the Visitors Centres listed below.
Check the "Access" section of this blog (below) for gate time openings and closings.

To obtain a Firewood Permit:

  1. To purchase a paper copy of an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit, please contact the following Visitor Centres for hours of operation and for further assistance:
  • Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L6C2
    • Phone: 888-303-3337
  • Parksville Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
    • Phone: 250-248-3613
  • Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
    • Phone: 250-724-6535

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