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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

Recreational impact monitoring & management of the Arthur Ranges 1994-2014

The full version of the Recreational impact monitoring & management of the Arthur Ranges 1994-2014 is available for download as a PDF [10MB].

Summary

This report describes the findings of a walker-impact monitoring program that has been undertaken in the Arthur Ranges during the 20-year period 1994-2014. It also discusses the relationship of these findings to the management actions that have been implemented and the recreational changes that have occurred in the Arthur Ranges during the same period.

The monitoring program (part of a wider program that encompasses tracks and major routes throughout the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area; TWWHA) is unusual in both its scope and duration, with components monitoring on- and off-track impacts as well as campsites and visitation. 

Recreation impact monitoring programs of this scope and length are rare internationally; one of the reasons there are so few rigorous assessments of the effectiveness of recreation-management strategies in natural areas.