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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


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

Horsetail Falls walk now open


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


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

Information on Tasmania's buttongrass moorlands now online


A distinctive feature of western Tasmania, buttongrass moorlands harbour a rich diversity of plant species and provide important habitat for many animals. Buttongrass moorlands occupy some of the most nutrient poor situations to be found in the world and are one of the most fire-adapted ecosystems to have evolved.

In Tasmania buttongrass moorlands occupy more than one million hectares, approximately one seventh of the island. Learn more about this distinctive plant community at our new web page on buttongrass moorlands.

The soils in coastal areas are usually deficient in major nutrients, high in salt spray and generally lacking in water, and consequently are very harsh environments for plants to grow in. Many plants have adapted and flourish in the harsh coastal environment. Discover Tasmania's coastal vegetation at our new web page.