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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


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


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


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

Strategic fuel reduction burn for Ansons Bay


The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn of about 425 ha in the Ansons Bay area of Mt William National Park.

Weather permitting, the burn will take place on Thursday and Friday, 9 and 10 October, 2014.

The objective is to improve visitor, asset and property protection through the use of fuel reduction. PWS planned burns have been prioritised using our bushfire risk assessment tool which identifies risks and is used to prioritise areas for fuel treatment.

The North Ansons Bay Road and Eddystone Point Road may be affected by smoke during the burn. PWS asks that for their own safety, the public respects signage and directions by staff during the burning operation. Tracks within the burn area will be closed for public safety during the burn and afterwards until it is deemed safe for public access.

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn. Information about precautions that people with health issues can take is available on the Department of Health and Human Service website http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air

Please direct any enquiries to the Northern Region Parks and Wildlife Service office on 6777 2179 between 9 am – 4pm weekdays or to the Central North Parks and Reserves manager, Chris Emms on 0429 353 178.

Information on planned burns can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au, on the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au and on the Forestry Tasmania website at www.plannedburnstas.com.au