Thursday, December 1, 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.”

 Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of Dec 3rd and 4th

There will be a firewood fundraiser this weekend, at the NLR 47 gate (Nanaimo Lakes Road).
You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.

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 and your firewood will be confiscated.   

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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