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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

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

Adamsfield fire update


Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire fighters are continuing their work to suppress a fire in the Adamsfield Conservation Area west of Maydena.

The fire was started by lightning early Saturday at Packers Spur and has now burnt approximately 2400 hectares.

Incident controller Barry Hunt said remote ground crews have been assisted by helicopters today.

"No communities are at risk although residents of the Derwent and Huon Valleys, as well as Hobart, may continue to experience smoke and ash fall out," he said.

"Strong winds have hampered operations and pushed smoke down to Hobart and this may continue with the fire expected to burn at least until the weekend."

Crews have managed to protect a number of historic huts, however the hut known as "The Hilton" has been destroyed.

A number of walking tracks have been closed, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Range Track and Richea Creek Track.

The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic while those planning to visit the area are asked to check the Tasmania Fire Service website for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au