Please note that there
are restrictions in place that prohibit campers and other visitors from
bringing firewood into Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, or onto other
properties managed by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, from
areas known to be affected by insect pests including the Asian Long
Horned Beetle (Toronto) and the Emerald Ash Borer (Toronto, Windsor,
London). A general restriction applies to firewood from the United
The movement of
firewood from affected areas is known to be one of the key factors in
the spread of these and other destructive insects. Protect your forests
by buying your firewood where you camp!
Moving Firewood? Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources
Plant Pest Information
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
• ORCA enforces operating policies that
restrict the movement of firewood onto its properties that are based in
applicable Provincial and Federal regulations intended to control the
spread of insect pests, and in those regulations generally governing
• Restrictions are currently in place on
firewood from Toronto, areas of southwestern Ontario (including Windsor
and London), and the United States. These restrictions will also be
enforced with respect to firewood of undetermined origin and may at any
time be extended to include other areas. These restrictions do not apply
to firewood purchased locally within Peterborough County (proof of local
purchase may be required).
• ORCA staff may refuse entry to, or
direct the eviction of, any person(s) transporting onto its lands
firewood known to have originated from an area under quarantine or other
control order, or firewood from any undetermined source.
• The restriction applies to any part of a tree,
as well as to wooden skids and shipping materials, or any other material
intended for use as firewood.
• ORCA staff may seize and remove, or
cause to have seized and removed, any firewood brought onto its lands
known to originate from an area under quarantine or other control order,
or firewood from any undetermined source.
• ORCA staff will report to the
appropriate authorities any breach or suspected breach of any quarantine
or other control order.
• ORCA makes firewood available for retail
sale at those locations where it permits campfires. The proceeds of
firewood sales directly support the recreation operations of the
• ORCA may from time-to-time make firewood
available for the use of group campers (who are part of a designated
organization) at no cost through its seasonal forestry operations.
Subject to availability and other conditions.
• The removal of living or dead trees,
including foraging for deadfall, is not permitted.
Current to February 4, 2008