Thursday, May 3, 2018

Firewood Opportunities for the weekend of May 5th and 6th, 2018

Island Timberlands has fundraising opportunities available in the Port Alberni area. Any group that is interested in our firewood fundraisers can contact Island Timberlands at;

Port Alberni;  May 5th and 6th, 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.

Cowichan/Shawnigan : Starting the weekend of May 12th and 13th Island Timberlands will have a firewood opening for the public on the M-Mainline @ 1km and on the Koksilah Mainline at 7.5km Permits are available at the Cowichan Visitors Center. Access will be through the Glenora gate from 8am - 6pm

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

Cowichan Visitors Center;
2896 Drinkwater Rd. Duncan BC V9L6C2
Phone: 250-748-1111
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm, Sat 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 fundraiser 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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