Public Reminded to Adhere to Domestic Cutting Regulations


The provincial government is reminding people that Conservation Officers remain on duty and are enforcing wildlife and forestry regulations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers in recent weeks have encountered an increase in domestic wood cutting activity which has led to an increase in domestic cutting related violations, particularly on the Avalon Peninsula.

Individuals wishing to cut wood for personal use must first obtain a domestic cutting permit from the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources. A new domestic cutting permit can be obtained by contacting a local Forestry and Wildlife District Office by telephone. In-person counter service at forestry and wildlife offices throughout the province has been suspended until further notice.

Individuals can renew an existing domestic cutting permit by visiting the department’s website at Online Domestic Cutting Permit Renewal.

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