Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Although some localized rain events have occurred it has not been sufficient to effect the high safety and environmental hazards that persist in all areas of our land base. To ensure public safety and the protection of the forest, all areas, unless otherwise specified, continue to be closed for access.
Only those with specific authorization are permitted access. Please respect the signs and gates. Please follow this blog for any updates to the closure.
Please note; Access to Lowry Lake and Scout Beach via Ash Main is now closed due to the increasing fire hazard rating.

GateStatusHours (if applicable)
Cameron MainClosed
Cameron ConnectorClosed
Loon LakeClosed
Horne Lake North 200Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km)Closed
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)Closed
Comox MainClosed
Museum MainClosed
Northwest Bay 155 mainClosed
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45Closed
Chemainus MainClosed
Glenora (Shawnigan)Closed
Buckley BayClosed
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake)Closed
Oyster RiverClosed
Nanaimo River CampClosed

Please Note: The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District has closed the Log Train Trail and Mt. Arrowsmith due to the extreme fire hazard. As a result the Cameron mainline and Cameron connector will be closed this weekend.
Please 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.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.
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:
nformative video material is available:

What is Illegal Dumping?

 How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping?

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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
Or at:

 *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)

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