The woodlot is located in upper Lantzville . Take Superior Road and turn right onto Normarel Drive and continue until you get to the power line. Park on the shoulder of the the road by the power line and look for a trail that leads up into the woods. Look for a district of Lantville green sign and follow the trail up into the forest. The trail crosses a creek and follows Knarston Creek for a ways. Alternatively, drive to the top of Stone Road and park at the end where there is a trail that leads to the power line. Turn right onto the power line road and look for a trail leading up into the woods on your left or turn left onto the power line road and walk for about 200 metres  and keep a sharp look out for a trail that heads up into the woods.

Its possible to link up to the Siwash Ridge trail and do a loop. Many secondary trails criss-cross the property and are not on the map due to restrictions by the woodlot license holder. Some of these trails have been marked by somebody with golf balls that are fixed to trees!

The district of Lantzville will be releasing a official trail map in the future. Click on the attached link and enlarge for viewing.

Lantzville Woodlot Trails December 2015

 

11 thoughts on “Trail Map

    1. Hi Kirk, thanks for your support and I recall your impressive offer to help.
      Its short notice but a few of us are meeting at 3pm this Thursday at Riso. We are looking for ideas on what to do next and how to spread the word.Hope to see you.
      Best,
      Niels

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    2. Dear all, on Monday night, September 11, 7-? PM, the Lantzville Council will debate the following motion at the District office (7192 Lantzville Road):

      “That the District of Lantzville send a letter to the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, stating the District of Lantzville Council(DOL) supports the Proposal for the Creation of the Knarston Creek Forest Corridor in Woodlot 1475 as authored by Ted Gullison, Derek Riley, Glen Dunsworth and Niels Schwarz;

      And that the District of Lantzville Council will consider a level of compensation, in partnership with other funders including but not limited to the Province of British Columbia, to the current licensee of Woodlot 1475 for the reduction in timber harvest to establish the ‘Knarston Creek Forest Corridor’ as outlined in the Proposal for the Creation of the Knarston Creek Forest Corridor.”

      The basis of the proposal is for the forest to remain as a working woodlot, but to increase the amount of forest protected from logging by another c. 60 ha. This would create a wider recreational corridor along Knarston Creek (the heart of the woodlot), and increase the protection of some stands of the most endangered types of Coastal Douglas Fir. While this proposal falls short of complete protection of the woodlot, we feel that it represents the greatest amount of reduction in logging that will be acceptable to the provincial government.

      It is important to show council that Lantzville residents strongly support greater protection of Copley Ridge. We have a once in a lifetime chance to protect mature globally endangered forest right on our doorsteps. Once logged, the forest that regrows will be like a plantation, composed of single species even-aged young stands, rather than the diverse old forest that supports many threatened species and that still occupies much of the woodlot. This forest is worth much more to society in terms of its cultural, recreational, and biodiversity values than it is turned into pulp and lumber. Help us try to conserve as much as we can.

      The proposal is attached below. Please feel free to contact Niels Schwarz (250) 616-6275, Ted Gullison (250) 618-0754, or Derek Riley (250) 741-4844 if you have any questions. We hope to see you Monday night. If you cannot make this meeting, please send an email of support to the Mayor and councillors. Their contact info is available at: http://www.lantzville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=465

      MLA Michelle Stilwell has volunteered to raise the proposal with the new Minister of Forests later this month. Support from our DOL will help her make a good case for enhancing protection.

      Please feel free to forward this email and attachments to others. A good turn out and show of support would go a long way!

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      1. Hope you can attend Lantzville council meeting September 11 at 7pm Dear all, on Monday night, September 11, 7-? PM, the Lantzville Council will debate the following motion at the District office (7192 Lantzville Road):

        “That the District of Lantzville send a letter to the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, stating the District of Lantzville Council(DOL) supports the Proposal for the Creation of the Knarston Creek Forest Corridor in Woodlot 1475 as authored by Ted Gullison, Derek Riley, Glen Dunsworth and Niels Schwarz;

        And that the District of Lantzville Council will consider a level of compensation, in partnership with other funders including but not limited to the Province of British Columbia, to the current licensee of Woodlot 1475 for the reduction in timber harvest to establish the ‘Knarston Creek Forest Corridor’ as outlined in the Proposal for the Creation of the Knarston Creek Forest Corridor.”

        The basis of the proposal is for the forest to remain as a working woodlot, but to increase the amount of forest protected from logging by another c. 60 ha. This would create a wider recreational corridor along Knarston Creek (the heart of the woodlot), and increase the protection of some stands of the most endangered types of Coastal Douglas Fir. While this proposal falls short of complete protection of the woodlot, we feel that it represents the greatest amount of reduction in logging that will be acceptable to the provincial government.

        It is important to show council that Lantzville residents strongly support greater protection of Copley Ridge. We have a once in a lifetime chance to protect mature globally endangered forest right on our doorsteps. Once logged, the forest that regrows will be like a plantation, composed of single species even-aged young stands, rather than the diverse old forest that supports many threatened species and that still occupies much of the woodlot. This forest is worth much more to society in terms of its cultural, recreational, and biodiversity values than it is turned into pulp and lumber. Help us try to conserve as much as we can.

        The proposal is attached below. Please feel free to contact Niels Schwarz (250) 616-6275, Ted Gullison (250) 618-0754, or Derek Riley (250) 741-4844 if you have any questions. We hope to see you Monday night. If you cannot make this meeting, please send an email of support to the Mayor and councillors. Their contact info is available at: http://www.lantzville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=465

        MLA Michelle Stilwell has volunteered to raise the proposal with the new Minister of Forests later this month. Support from our DOL will help her make a good case for enhancing protection.

        Please feel free to forward this email and attachments to others. A good turn out and show of support would go a long way!

        Like

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