Thursday, April 27, 2017

Access information for the weekend of April 29th and 30th, 2017


Island Timberlands permits respectful, authorized, access to its Private Managed Forest lands for the purposes of recreation and other uses as authorized by the Company.
Areas may be closed to protect safety, the environment, or assets, including the land.
Please visit this site for updates on how to access our private lands safely.
Gate
Status
Hours (if applicable)
Cameron Main
Open
-
Cameron Connector
Open
-
Loon Lake
Open
-
Horne Lake North 200
Closed
-
Ash Main (at 22 km)
Open
-
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)
Open
-
Comox Main
Open, Closed at 28 km
-
Museum Main
Open
-
Northwest Bay
Open 8 am to 4 pm
-
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45
Open (Access to Firewood Block 6.6 km in from gate)
8 am to 4 pm
Chemainus Main
Open (Closed at 22 km)
8 am to 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)
Open
8 am to 4 pm
Buckley Bay
Closed
-
Ashling Road (Spider Lake)
Open
9 am to 3 pm
Oyster River
Closed
-
Nanaimo River Camp
Closed
-
Note: On weekdays access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.
Please enjoy your weekend safely!
 
CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program
Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. This new program includes a public education and awareness campaign and a new illegal dumping bylaw.
For more information please visit: www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping
Informative video material is available:
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Unauthorized Access or Suspicious Activities
Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated.
Unless otherwise authorized, ATV's and Snow Mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands Property. In addition, campfires, camping and off-roading are not permitted. Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.
Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone! If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them! Do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation.
Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343
*On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down. Select "Report Suspicious Activities".
RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)
Thank you
Thursday April 27, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of April 28th and 29th 2017


To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
  • 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
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.

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

Check the "Access" section of this blog for gate time openings and closings.

Unless otherwise noted, Public and Fund Raiser Firewood opportunities are for weekends only.




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

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

***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.

There will be random checks for Permits and Safety Equipment.  If you do not have a permit or adequate safety Equipment your firewood may be confiscated, and you will be asked to leave the property. 

The following areas are open for firewood this weekend.  They are:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017


 Access information for the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd, 2017  

The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:
Cameron Main: Open
Cameron Connector: Open
Loon Lake: Open
Horne Lake North 200:  Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km): Open
Ash Main (at 28.6 km): Open
Comox Main: Open.  Closed at 28 km 
Museum Main: Open
Northwest Bay: Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45 - Access to Firewood Block 6.6 km in from gate.  Open, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Chemainus Main: Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed at 22 km
Glenora (Shawnigan): Open 8:00 am to 4:00 PM
Buckley Bay: Closed
Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Open 9am-3pm
Oyster River:  Closed
Nanaimo River Camp: Closed

Please note, on weekdays access is closed to the Public, gates may still be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles.  Note any open gates may be closed at any time.

New Alert! Re-Opened - Alberni Inlet Trail

Recent activities around the Alberni Inlet Trail are now complete.  The trail is now open for hiking.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we completed the work in this area.

RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:

Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Unauthorized Access

Unless otherwise noted in this blog, all of Island Timberlands' Property is closed to the public during the week, this includes hunting.  Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated and mobile Security patrols are active 24/7 to enforce this policy.  

Unless otherwise authorized, ATV's and Snow Mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  In addition, campfires, camping and off-roading are not permitted.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.

Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone! If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them!  Do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation.

Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343  

Or at:  http://www.islandtimberlands.com *

*On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down.  Select "Report Suspicious Activities" make sure you also enter in the random passcode which appears just below your message.

Please enjoy your weekend safely!

Thank you
Thursday April 20, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd 2017


To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
  • 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
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.

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

Check the "Access" section of this blog for gate time openings and closings.

Unless otherwise noted, Public and Fund Raiser Firewood opportunities are for weekends only.




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

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

***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.

There will be random checks for Permits and Safety Equipment.  If you do not have a permit or adequate safety Equipment your firewood may be confiscated, and you will be asked to leave the property. 

The following areas are open for firewood this weekend.  They are:




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday April 12, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the Long Weekend of April 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th 2017 NLR gate will not be open on April 17th


To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
  • 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
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.



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

Check the "Access" section of this blog for gate time openings and closings.

Unless otherwise noted, Public and Fund Raiser Firewood opportunities are for weekends only.

 *NLR 45 gate will be open at 8:00 am and be closed at 4:00 pm *Gate will not be open on April 17


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

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

***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.

There will be random checks for Permits and Safety Equipment.  If you do not have a permit or adequate safety Equipment your firewood may be confiscated, and you will be asked to leave the property. 

The following areas are open for firewood this weekend.  They are: