Thursday, June 15, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of June 17th and 18th, 2017

Due to recent rains we are able to open some areas for public firewood access this weekend.


* Firewood permits are not available at NLR45 or any other gate at this time.

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
    • Hours: Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm
  • Parksville Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
    • Phone: 250-248-3613
    • Hours: Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm
  • Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
    • Phone: 250-724-6535
    • Hours: Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm

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:

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