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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Case study: Is the management plan achieving its objectives?

The full version of Case study: Is the management plan achieving its objectives? can be downloaded as a PDF. (397 Kb)

Summary

When the first management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was being developed, an insistent question kept emerging: ‘How would we know if management under the plan was actually achieving its objectives?’ To address this question, the Parks and Wildlife Service set out to develop a practical system for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the management plan. The result was a management evaluation system that integrates monitoring, evaluation and reporting into an overall adaptive management cycle.

From Jones, G (2005) ‘Is the management plan achieving its objectives?’ pp555-557 in Worboys, G, Lockwood, M & DeLacy, T, Protected Area Management. Principles and Practice, Second edition, Oxford University Press.