Thursday, November 2, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of Nov 4th and 5th 2017

Cochrane Road: Permits available at the Parksville Visitor Center for this week
Ohiat Road, Qualicum Beach: This is a new site. The Qualicum Bay Middle School PAC will be selling fire wood permits at the gate on Ohiat Road this weekend.
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45: This site will be closed this weekend

Island Timberlands has fundraising opportunities available in the Nanaimo, Parksville, and Qualicum areas. Any group that is interested in our firewood fundraisers can contact Island Timberlands at;  info@islandtimberlands.com 
As winter approaches some sites inland and at higher elevations may be closed with short notice for safety reasons. Check this blog frequently and just before you head out.

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: Mon-Fri 9-5, closed weekends


Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:

2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L 6C2

Phone: 888-303-3333

Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4, 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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