Thursday, February 15, 2018

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of Feb 17th, and 18th 2018

Special Weather Alert!: Sunday, February 18, 2018 Due to significant snow accumulations all of our firewood sites will be closed until further notice. If you have purchased a firewood permit for this date it will be honored at a later date.

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;

Lower Cochrane: Due to numerous individuals cutting firewood in this area without first obtaining a permit, and neglecting safety and PPE requirements this site will no longer be open to the public on weekdays.

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: 888-303-3337

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm 

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. 

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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