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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Fuel Reduction Burns at Arthur River

17/11/2005

The Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake fuel reduction burns in the Arthur River area of the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area today as part of its fire management strategy.

Acting Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Andrew Roberts said that Parks staff, including its seasonal fire crew, will undertake burns totalling about 200 hectares.

"These burns are designed to reduce the risk posed by wildfire to private property, in particular shacks around Bluff Hill Point, Nelson Bay, Couta Rocks and at Arthur River," Mr Roberts said.

"Fuel reduction burning is part of the PWS strategy to protect public and surrounding land from the adverse effects of bushfires.

"Fuel reduction burning increases the chance of early fire suppression and provides a safer environment for firefighters during bushfires. It also presents an opportunity to learn more about fire behaviour and for staff to practice their fire fighting skills and gain further experience."

Further information on the planned burns can be obtained from the Parks and Wildlife Service Arthur River office on 6457 1225.