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Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby Giants Head » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:00 am

I was just told that Forestry is allowing people to go into the bush and cut firewood. I find this really a bad idea. Has anyone else heard this? We all know that the firewood cutters are always off the main roads looking for the wood that hasn't already been hauled out. If you are going to stop off road vehicles firewood cutting should be included as well.
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby TylerM4 » Aug 25th, 2017, 10:47 am

I'm fine with it.

These guys are loading up their trucks with wood. Might be off the main road a little, but certainly not going too far offroad when they've got 2000lbs of firewood to haul back.

They're removing dead trees and wood that could fuel the next fire.

Also - We're knocking on September's door. While risk is very high at the moment, it's getting lower every day.

However, I would like to see them required to carry a fire extinguisher, a shovel, etc.

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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby sevengrampy » Aug 25th, 2017, 12:25 pm

Firewood cutting permit lists requirements including fire extinguisher and shovel, among other items

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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby gman313 » Aug 25th, 2017, 1:27 pm

ya get over it OP - getting sick of everyone trying to shut down the entire back country.

It's a way of life in BC

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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby GordonH » Aug 25th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Back in the day when my family would go and get firewood, we only cut down dead trees.
Then my Dad had a logging truck load dropped off, no more need to go cut our own down.

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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby Woodenhead » Aug 25th, 2017, 2:20 pm

They should only shut down the back country to those who live within city limits. :popcorn:
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby gman313 » Aug 25th, 2017, 2:25 pm

Woodenhead wrote:They should only shut down the back country to those who live within city limits. :popcorn:


Perhaps an iq test first?
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby LTD » Aug 25th, 2017, 2:25 pm

well said woodenhead
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby Woodenhead » Aug 25th, 2017, 9:24 pm

Woodenhead wrote:They should only shut down the back country to those who live within city limits. :popcorn:

gman313 wrote:Perhaps an iq test first?

Wat is an eye kew test? Is that wat thay doo bee foar peepul halve baybees?
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby Old Techie » Aug 25th, 2017, 10:27 pm

TylerM4 wrote:I'm fine with it.

These guys are loading up their trucks with wood. Might be off the main road a little, but certainly not going too far offroad when they've got 2000lbs of firewood to haul back.

They're removing dead trees and wood that could fuel the next fire.

Also - We're knocking on September's door. While risk is very high at the moment, it's getting lower every day.

However, I would like to see them required to carry a fire extinguisher, a shovel, etc.


Agree 100%.

I cut my own firewood for years up in the hills. Always carried shovel, fire extinguisher, chains, spare chainsaw, and proper permit.

The way I see it I cleared away several hundred beetle killed pine trees, that were they still standing would be excellent kindling to start a huge forest fire.

I always stayed on existing roads albeit rough ones in some instances but never more than 100 yards from the main road.

As far as I'm concerned we perform a public service.
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby Silverstarqueen » Aug 26th, 2017, 6:32 am

I do think that while the trend is to eliminate wood burning stoves, there will be fewer and fewer people to remove the dead dry trees, which increases fire hazard. However it is also best practise not to cut during the very dry season as there is an increased risk of starting a fire while cutting. There is way too much dead stuff out there accumulating and this is part of the wildfire problem. but it needs to be cut in the spring and fall, not during a drought. There's a good reason why logging operations are suspended during drought.
ANd what should we do with smokers who want to cut wood in dry season? Are they likely to survive a day of wood cutting without having a smoke in the woods?
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby bird99 » Aug 28th, 2017, 10:25 am

It would appear that logging is suspended in the Okanagan region but this is not true in the Boundary Area... camped up in the Christian Valley this weekend.... and they are logging at night time... could hear the machines all night and had this confirmed by the Fire Warden in the area that there is indeed active logging at night.
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby 62silverado » Aug 28th, 2017, 11:56 am

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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » Aug 28th, 2017, 12:21 pm

If you mean repairing range fences (cattle are up there), removing garbage (1st rule Leave No Trace), putting out smoldering fire pits then yes I guess we are stewards in a way. By the way Woodenhead does not own land up here so put that little green jealous monster back in the cupboard.
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Re: Cutting firewood in the Okanagan!!!

Postby JagXKR » Aug 28th, 2017, 12:26 pm

sevengrampy wrote:Firewood cutting permit lists requirements including fire extinguisher and shovel, among other items

Kind of like roofers being required to have extinguishers? What could go wrong? I guess nothing...nevermind.
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