Tallow-soaked penguins rescued after Lillico truck roll-over
Parks and Wildlife Service Ulverstone staff assisted in the recovery of several penguin chicks affected by a spill of animal fat or tallow, after a truck rolled on the Bass Highway adjacent to the Lillico Beach Conservation Area yesterday morning.
Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge
Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that access to the Cockle Creek bridge will be restricted to mainly pedestrian use from 16 December 2013, until further notice.
Fuel reduction burn at Lees Paddocks
The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn in the Lees Paddocks area within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park on Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30, October, weather permitting.
Planning for the Melaleuca area
Feedback from the community is welcome on two plans that identify strategies to manage the important natural, cultural and recreational values in the Melaleuca and Cox Bight area in south-west Tasmania.
Dismay at penguin habitat vandalism
Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff are dismayed at the destruction of at least 70 plants planted in a Stanley community penguin habitat protection project twelve months ago.
Future Reserve Lands audit
Tenders are being sought to undertake an audit of assets within lands managed by Forestry Tasmania (FT) to potentially be transferred to Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) management, General Manager Parks and Wildlife Service Peter Mooney said today.
Combined effort improves creek and cave health at Gunns Plains
Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff, eight Conservation and Land Management students from TasTAFE Burnie campus, along with a neighbouring farmer, recently spent two days planting more than 1200 seedlings along a creek line at Gunns Plains.
Unique volunteer experience on Maatsuyker Island
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking self-sufficient volunteers able to withstand the buffeting of the Roaring Forties for a six-month stint at Australia's southernmost lighthouse on Maatsuyker Island.
New Parks Authority
The future management of Tasmania's world class reserve system will be guided by a new authority to match its status, the Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister Brian Wightman said today.
Mt Field gallery to showcase hidden gems
When Greg and Rachel Power bought the Waterfalls Cafe at Mt Field National Park six months ago, a photographic gallery was always their goal. On Saturday, 1 June, 2013, their vision became reality when they launched their Waterfalls Cafe Gallery.
A big effort for Low Head's little penguins
A big effort from volunteers, people serving community work orders, Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff and NRM North at Low Head has seen a major improvement in the habitat for little penguins since the project began two years ago.
Successful fuel reduction burns at Arthur River
The Parks and Wildlife Service has taken advantage of continuing favourable conditions to complete several strategic fuel reduction burns in the Arthur River area during the past week.
Better protection for Pitt Water wetlands
Improved stormwater management is one of a number of strategies that will help the long-term conservation of the habitat and migratory birds of the Pitt Water Nature Reserve between Cambridge and Sorell.
Planned burn for Flinders Island
The Parks and Wildlife Service wish to advise that fire management burns are planned to be undertaken when conditions are suitable, during May 2013, at Badger Corner, Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island.
Strategic fuel reduction burn for the East Coast
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises East Coast residents that a large fuel reduction burn is planned at Douglas-Apsley National Park on Wednesday 17 April, and Thursday, 18 April, subject to weather conditions.
Walking tracks closed for fire management burns
Fire management burns will be undertaken from April 4 to April 12 at Cuvier Valley in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park and at the Mt Heemskirk Regional Reserve, between Pulpit Rock and Granite Creek.
Easter a Perfect Time to Visit Local Parks or Reserves
The Easter break provides the perfect opportunity to get out and explore your local park or reserve and participate in the Easter Discovery Ranger Program, the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, said today.
Small Experimental Rainforest Burns at Geeveston
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises that it will undertake a number of small experimental research burns in State Forest lands at the junction of Arve and Edwards Road near Geeveston beginning on Tuesday 26 March.
Many fascinating tales in the new Tasmanian Shipwrecks
Parks and Wildlife Service maritime heritage officer Mike Nash and co-author Graeme Broxam are continuing to tell the fascinating story of Tasmania's numerous shipwrecks with the release of a new publication, Tasmanian Shipwrecks Volume 1 1797-1899.
Douglas-Apsley National Park closed due to fire
Freycinet National Park walking tracks and four-wheel drive tracks have re-opened today, Friday, 8 February 2013, but the Douglas-Apsley National Park is closed until further notice.
Parks/tracks affected by bushfires
From today there will be no further updates. Please keep an eye on www.parks.tas.gov.au (track closures) and Tasmania Fire Service www.fire.tas.gov.au websites for bushfire-related information.
Update on parks and tracks affected by bushfires
Many tracks in the Tasman National Park remain closed due to active fire and/or fire fighting activities, however the closure of the Fortescue Bay Road and campground will be reviewed later today.
Update on parks and tracks affected by bushfires
The Friendly Beaches Road and campground will be open as of noon today as the fire threat eases in some areas. A number of restrictions remain in place at parks still affected by fire.
Update on fires and access to parks and tracks
A very large bushfire is affecting the area between Port Davey and Lake Pedder, resulting in numerous track and campground closures. Mt Field, Douglas Apsley and Freycinet national parks remain closed until further notice.
Southwest National Park fire update
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that smoke from a large bushfire in the Southwest National Park is likely to continue to affect southern Tasmania communities including the Huon Valley and Hobart.
Park tracks closed on Friday due to fire danger
Intending visitors to Mt Field, Freycinet, Douglas Apsley, South Bruny and Maria Island national parks are advised that a number of tracks will be temporarily closed because of very high fire danger.