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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.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.