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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Summary of Lake Johnston Nature Reserve Management Plan 1999

The full version of the Lake Johnston Nature Reserve - Management Plan 1999 can be downloaded as a PDF File (2180 Kb)
Maps are available in a separate PDF File (523Kb)

Summary

The scenic natural landscapes of the Lake Johnston Nature Reserve contain intrinsically important environmental values, incorporating Huon pine stands and other vegetation communities of high conservation value. It was to protect these values that the Reserve was created. These features of the Reserve are also of scientific, educational and visitor interest. The Reserve may also contain features of Aboriginal and historic heritage value. The principal objective of management is to protect the values of the Reserve, and to provide for controlled, limited access by visitors interested in those values.

To this end the management plan:

  • Zones the Reserve into two zones:- the Controlled Visitor Access Zone and the Controlled Scientific Zone.
  • The Controlled Visitor Access Zone provides limited public access to a small area of the Reserve, but only as part of a licensed tour or special interest group. From this Zone, visitors can observe areas of living Huon pine and other significant features without impacting on them.
  • The Controlled Scientific Zone limits access to the majority of the Reserve, including areas of living Huon pine or other significant features, to visits necessary for management or scientific research.