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Tasmanian fuel reduction program an Australian first

23/03/2015

Tasmanian communities will be safer from the threat of bushfires, with a ground-breaking new $28.5 million program of fuel reduction burns announced today.More

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

19/03/2015

Two Tasmanian companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $6.5 million to construct the huts on the Three Capes Track.More

Temporary access changes for The Nut

18/03/2015

Access to the tracks at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March, 2015, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag track.

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March 2015

Tasmanian fuel reduction program an Australian first

23/03/2015

Tasmanian communities will be safer from the threat of bushfires, with a ground-breaking new $28.5 million program of fuel reduction burns announced today.

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

19/03/2015

Two Tasmanian companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $6.5 million to construct the huts on the Three Capes Track.

Temporary access changes for The Nut

18/03/2015

Access to the tracks at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March, 2015, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag track.

Pieman River reserve bridges replaced

17/03/2015

Two major bridges on the four wheel drive access track between the Conical Rocks and Pieman Head shack communities, damaged in a March 2013 bushfire, have been replaced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).

Make the devil one of your wild friends

16/03/2015

The new free, fun Tas Parks Wild Friends Devil App, produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service, features Tasmania's most iconic native species, the Tasmanian devil, in an animated, interactive role.

An 'impossible' challenge accomplished by wilderness weed warriors

12/03/2015

An estimated 14 million sea spurge plants and thousands of marram grass clumps have been removed from 600 kms of Tasmania's World Heritage listed coastline, the result of a nine year partnership between volunteers and the Parks and Wildlife Service.

February 2015

Improved facilities for off-road recreational drivers at Adamsfield

19/02/2015

A new day use shelter providing improved facilities for off-road recreational drivers has been completed at Adamsfield in the Adamsfield Conservation Area, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Mystery of Risso's dolphin strandings continues

11/02/2015

The mystery of multiple strandings of Risso's dolphins on Australia's eastern seaboard continues with another Risso's dolphin being found dead at a remote part of Reidle Bay on Maria Island.

Volunteer caretakers lend a welcome hand

06/02/2015

Volunteer caretakers at Cape Bruny, the Bruny Island Quarantine Station, Cockle Creek and Melaleuca have all reported bumper visitor numbers during the peak holiday period.

January 2015

Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.

Bicheno holiday break for southern elephant seal

08/01/2015

A sub-adult southern elephant seal is creating interest from the public as it takes a rest break on its long journey from its most likely home port of Macquarie Island, approximately 1500 km south of Tasmania.

Replacement of Meander Falls Road bridges

07/01/2015

Planning is underway for the replacement of two bridges on the Meander Falls Road that were washed away during flooding in 2011.

PWS urges caution on campfires during the holidays

06/01/2015

The Parks and Wildlife Service has welcomed thousands to its beautiful campgrounds for the summer holidays, but is urging caution on the use of campfires.