Thursday, March 1, 2018



Access information for the weekend of March 3rd and 4th, 2018 

UPDATED Alberni Valley Inlet Trail: Please be advised that Island Timberlands is harvesting their Managed Forest in and around the Alberni Inlet Trail. For the next two months, the Inlet Trail from the south parking lot near Franklin Forest Products, (Bell’s Bay) will be closed seven days per week. Please use caution when in the area and adhere to any posted signage.   

Log Train Trail and McLean’s Mill: There will be trail closures on Island Timberlands’ property, near the McLean’s mill, to ensure your safety while harvesting is taking place.
 Closures will apply to the following trails: 
-             A portion of the Log Train Trail (Km 7-8)
-          The access trail from the LTT to McLean’s Mill
-          Additional secondary trails in the vicinity of the main trails described above
-           The closure is effective immediately
-          The Log Train Trail will re-open within two weeks
-          The Mill access trail and secondary trails will re-open 2-3 weeks
-          Please adhere to signage and check for updates on our blog

The following gate openings may change in the event of winter weather conditions:  

Gate
Status
Hours (if applicable)
Cameron
Open*
8am-6pm
Cameron Connector
Open*
8am-6pm
Loon Lake
Closed
Horne Lake North 100
Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km)
Open*
8am-6pm
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)
Open*
8am-6pm
Comox Main
Open*
8am-6pm
Comox-91
Closed
Museum Main
Closed
Northwest Bay 
Open*
8am-6pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45
Closed
Chemainus Main
Open*
8am-6pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)
Open*
8am-6pm
Buckley Bay
Closed 
Allsbrook 12 & 26
Open*
8am-6pm
Oyster River
Closed
Nanaimo River Camp
Closed

*Although the mainline may be open for access some internal gates are closed for the safety of the public and to protect the environment and Island Timberland’s assets.
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. 

 Authorized ATV access to Island Timberlands' Roads 
Island Timberlands has entered into access agreements with 2 ATV clubs on Vancouver Island, they are: The Comox Valley ATV Club and the Mid-Island ATV Club.  With similar values that include promoting safe and respectful recreational use of our roads this agreement allows for legal and authorized access to our private lands.  It is our hope that these agreements will help to continue building positive co-operation with ATV club enthusiasts and provide future opportunities for those wishing to ride their ATV's on Island Timberlands' roads.  For more information on either club contact: 

  Comox Valley ATV Club, Contact: Oliver

  Mid-Island ATV Club, Contact: Brad

  Non-club members on ATV’s are not permitted on Island Timberlands’ roads or property
Authorized Snow Mobile access to Island Timberlands 
Island Timberlands has renewed it access agreement with the North Island Snow Mobile Club (NISC).  The NISC has authorized access to specific roads and area in our Oyster River Operation.  For more information on the NISC contact: 

    North Island Snow Mobile Club, Contact:  Loren Tabish; 250-287-3505
   Email: loren.tabish@seymourservices.ca

  Non-club members on Snow Mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands’ roads or property 
 
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:
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



4 comments:

  1. Can it be explained how i can get a key to the gates. I see often cougar houndsmen going through the gates with keys while I have to wait for the gate keeper to show up. This is at the deerholme gate. I would like the same advantages that they have.

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    1. I can understand your frustration. Without a vehicle description or licence plate, I don't know if these "cougar houndsmen" are authorized to use our key to access our property. It's unlikely they are authorized to use our key for cougar hunting, however we do work with some individuals either associated or employed with the Ministry of Environment.

      To briefly answer your question on how to get a key: You may apply for a key via our Website www.islandtimberlands.com. Hover you pointer over the word contact (top right hand corner of the page)and click or press enter on your keyboard. After you've entered your name and email, go to the Type Of Enquiry section and choose from the dropdown menu - ACCESS. Someone will get back to you with further questions and help you through the process to determine if you are qualified to receive a key.

      As a reminder, you can also go to this same location on our website and choose "Report A Suspicious Activity". If you do think someone has one of our keys and is accessing our land outside of the conditions where they have been granted a key, i.e. entering through a gate to go hunting, please let us know - a vehicle description and licence plate number will help us determine if the key user is authorized or not. The majority of our keys are issued for Business Use Only, if someone is using our keys for purposes other than business we would very much appreciate your assistance in letting us know. Regards...and I hope this helps

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  2. I wont be reporting suspicious activity as I am required to leave my name and email which will get used against me. I do know the parties involved have a special arrangement with security where they call and he grants them permission. I dont beleive you are aware of that. Presently these indidvuals are seeking to obtain a trap lease on the malahat to increase the areas for their cat hunting adventures.

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean about anything being used against you - but we respect your concern about anonymity. You could use the instructions I posted and just put in "Joe" for a name, and Joe@hotmail.com for an email. This would keep your identity secure. You could also call 250-927-6828 and leave a message or email access@islandtimberlands.com.

      We would very much like to hear if anyone is using our key for purposes other than business. As per our Key Form agreement any Contractors or Consultants found to be using our key(s) to access our land for uses other than business, are subject to disciplinary action which could result in actions that threaten their future employment with Island Timberlands. A licence plate, vehicle description and time of access is really all we need for preliminary investigation. Hope to hear from you or others. and Thanks.

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