Thursday, April 26, 2018

Access information for the weekend of April 28th and 29th, 2018  


ACCESS CLOSURE NOTICE
Due to operational activity Ash Main and Comox Main will be closed to public access Saturday April 28



ACCESS CLOSURE NOTICE

 Due to operational activity Cameron Main will be closed to the public from Kilometer 0 to the Cameron Connector. Access to Mt. Arrowsmith  is available via the Cameron Connector on Hwy 4. Access to Labour Day Lake is closed this weekend due to an active work site on Cameron Main at 26 km.


UPDATED
Alberni Valley Inlet Trail: Harvesting activities in this area are now complete. The South parking lot near the Franklin Forest Products Mill and the Alberni Trail in this area are now accessible. Use caution accessing the Bell Bay parking lot during the week as large trucks will traveling to and from the mill.


UPDATED Log Train Trail and McLean’s Mill: Harvesting in this area is now complete.


The following gate openings may change due to weather conditions:   


Gate
Status
Hours (if applicable)
Cameron @ 0km
Closed Sat  Open Sun
8am-6pm
Cameron Connector
Open*
8am-6pm
Loon Lake
Closed
Horne Lake North 100
Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km)
Closed Sat  Open Sun
8am-6pm
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)
Open*
8am-6pm
Comox Main @ Beaver Cr Rd
Closed Sat  Open Sun
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
            comoxvalleyatv@gmail.com
  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


Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of April 28th and 29th, 2018


Island Timberlands has fundraising opportunities available in the Parksville, Qualicum, and Port Alberni areas. Any group that is interested in our firewood fundraisers can contact Island Timberlands at;




Port Alberni;  April 28 and 29, 2018 you may purchase firewood permits for our Franklin River Road site from volunteer fundraising groups at the gate on the left just past Anderson Road.

Qualicum Beach: April 28 and 29, 2018 you may purchase firewood permits for our Lower Cochrane site from volunteer fundraising groups at the gate approximately 4km up Cochrane Road



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, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm



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 fundraiser 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, April 19, 2018


Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of April 21st and 22nd, 2018







Island Timberlands has fundraising opportunities available in the Parksville, Qualicum, and Port Alberni areas. Any group that is interested in our firewood fundraisers can contact Island Timberlands at;

Port Alberni; Starting April 21, 2018 you may purchase firewood permits for our Franklin River Road site from volunteer fundraising groups at the gate on the left just past Anderson Road.





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, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm









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 fundraiser 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.