Thursday, September 28, 2017

Access information for the weekend of Sept 30 and Oct 1st 2017


Cameron Operation: For this weekend, Cameron Main and Cameron Connector gates will be open to the Public for access to Pass Main (Mount Arrowsmith).The entire Cameron Operating area will NOT be open for hunting as there will be work crews in this area. For your safety there will be Security personnel along Cameron Main; they have been stationed there to assist you with safe passage during active hours.

Northwest Bay Operation: For this weekend, access beyond the firewood area at 155-114 on the 155 Mainline will be closed to the Public.

Buckley Bay Operation: For this weekend, access to the Tumblewater Mainline will be closed to the Public.

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: For this weekend, access beyond the 22 km mark on the Chemainus Mainline will be closed to the Public.

Comox Main at 2.4km will be closed for bridge work starting Monday Oct 2nd at 7am until Wednesday Oct 4th. Traffic from the woods side of the closure will be required to use Ash main. Signs will be posted on either side indicating the closure.

Late update: Buckley Bay gate was damaged Friday night. Hastings gate will be opened as an alternate route please use the sign in sheet at the gate.

GateStatusHours (if applicable)
Cameron Main Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Cameron Connector Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Loon Lake Open 6 am - 4 pm
Horne Lake North 100 Open 6 am - 4 pm
Ash Main (at 22 km) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Ash Main (at 28.6 km) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Comox Main Open 6 am - 4 pm
Comox-91 Closed
Museum Main Open 6 am - 4 pm
Northwest Bay 155 Main Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45 Open 8 am - 4 pm
Chemainus Main Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Buckley Bay Open, See Note Above 6 am - 3 pm
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake) Closed
Oyster River Open  6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo River Camp Open 6 am - 3 pm

Please Note: On weekdays, access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.

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:

What is Illegal Dumping?

How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping? Please share with your networks.

To report a wildfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

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! Please do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation:  Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343 or
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".

Please Report Poachers and Polluters!
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Thank you and please enjoy your weekend safely.
Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of Sept 30th and Oct 1st 2017

Cochrane Road: Permits for this area can only be purchased onsite at the gate located on Lower Cochrane Road. Proceeds from this week's fundraiser will benefit the Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department.
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45: Permits for this site can only be purchased from the volunteers stationed at the NLR 45 gate. Proceeds from this week's fundraiser will benefit the 1st Nanaimo Scouts.

Firewood is for personal use only and not to be sold.
To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
Parksville Visitor Centre:
Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
Phone: 250-248-3613
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, closed weekends
Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
Phone: 250-724-6535
Hours: 7 Days a week, 9-5 until Thanksgiving weekend
Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:
2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L 6C2
Phone: 888-303-3333
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5, closed Sundays
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.






Firewood sites and times are as follows;





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.  Non-Compliance with these mandatory requirements may result in further penalties and restrictions.
You must carry your valid permit with you at all times!
Safety equipment requirements include: chainsaw pants, sturdy work boots, eye and ear protection
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. 
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 above.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Access information for the weekend of Sept 23rd and 24th 2017

Cameron Operation: For this weekend, Cameron Main and Cameron Connector gates will be open to the Public for access to Pass Main (Mount Arrowsmith) and Labour Day Lake. The entire Cameron Operating area will NOT be open for hunting as there will be work crews in this area. For your safety there will be Security personnel along Cameron Main; they have been stationed there to assist you with safe passage during active hours.

Northwest Bay Operation: For this Saturday, access beyond the 8 km mark on the 155 Mainline will be closed to the Public.

Buckley Bay Operation: For this Saturday, access to the Tsable River Mainline will be closed to the Public.

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: For this weekend, access beyond the 22 km mark on the Chemainus Mainline will be closed to the Public.

GateStatusHours (if applicable)
Cameron Main Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Cameron Connector Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Loon Lake Open 6 am - 4 pm
Horne Lake North 100 Open 6 am - 4 pm
Ash Main (at 22 km) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Ash Main (at 28.6 km) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Comox Main Open 6 am - 4 pm
Comox-91 Closed
Museum Main Open 6 am - 4 pm
Northwest Bay 155 Main Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45 Open 8 am - 4 pm
Chemainus Main Open, See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Buckley Bay Open, See Note Above 6 am - 3 pm
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake) Closed
Oyster River Open  6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo River Camp Open 6 am - 3 pm

Please Note: On weekdays, access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.

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:

What is Illegal Dumping?

How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping? Please share with your networks.

To report a wildfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

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! Please do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation:  Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343 or
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".

Please Report Poachers and Polluters!
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Thank you and please enjoy your weekend safely.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017



Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of Sept 23rd and 24th  2017
Cochrane Road: Permits for this area can only be purchased onsite at the gate located on Lower Cochrane Road. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Bowser Seniors Housing Society.
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45:   Permits for this weekend can only be purchased at the 3 Visitor's Center listed below:  Next weekend, permits for this area will be available through fundraiser volunteers stationed at the NLR 45 gate.
Firewood is for personal use only and not to be sold.
To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
Parksville Visitor Centre:
Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
Phone: 250-248-3613
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, closed weekends
Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
Phone: 250-724-6535
Hours: 7 Days a week, 9-5 until Thanksgiving weekend
Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:
2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L 6C2
Phone: 888-303-3333
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5, closed Sundays
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.








Firewood sites and times are as follows;






 
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.  Non-Compliance with these mandatory requirements may result in further penalties and restrictions.

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

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

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.

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 above.