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Smoke at The Neck Campground, Bruny Island

17/04/2014

The Neck Campground on Bruny Island remains open this Easter. However there is a considerable amount of smoke in the vicinity of the camping ground following this week's fuel reduction burn.More

Fuel reduction burn at Risdon Vale

16/04/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake a planned burn of 136 ha at Risdon Vale, Hobart, tomorrow, weather permitting.More

Macquarie Island free of pests

08/04/2014

The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project has been declared a success.More

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project Plan July 2008

The full version of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project Plan July 2008 can be downloaded as a PDF (508 Kb)

The Project Plan (this document) is one of a number of documents comprising the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan (the Plan). The Plan is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and has the goal of restoring ecological diversity to Macquarie Island, achieved primarily by the eradication of vertebrate pest species from the island – European rabbits, ship rats and house mice.  

A number of sub-plans have been or are being developed to outline how various components of the Plan will be designed and implemented. The purpose of each of these sub-plans is presented in this document.

Preparation and coordination of sub-plans will be undertaken by the project team and approved by the Steering Committee established to oversee the implementation of the Project. This Project Plan outlines the scope of the Project, and associated objectives and outcomes. It also sets out governance arrangements and how the management of the project is structured. Issues and risks are identified and an abbreviated work plan shown.