Island Timberlands Access Closure - High Fire Hazard

Island Timberlands Access Closure - High Fire Hazard

Via Island Timberlands information bulletin:

Weather conditions are creating a high safety or environmental hazard in all areas of our land base. To ensure public safety and the protection of the forest, all areas will be closed for non-authorized access. Please respect signs and gates.

Closures will be starting today, July 11, 2017, and progressing to full closure by Friday, July 14, 2017, and will be effect until further notice.

There are several contributing factors to this action:

  • fire hazards are moving into extreme conditions
  • no weather changes are in the forecast
  • provincial fire fighting resources are allocated to interior fires, possibly limiting fire fighting capacity in other regions

Our blog will have detail on any updates to the closure (

We appreciate the cooperation of all of our neighbors and ask that everyone be aware of the fire hazard and stay safe.

Bill Waugh
Chief Forester

Report a Wildfire at:

1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on your cell