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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

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.