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.


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