Funding for walking tracks
The Tasmanian Government has committed funding totalling $6 million for the South Coast Track and the final stage of the Three Capes Track.
Cockle Creek bridge update
Work is progressing on construction of a new bridge at Cockle Creek. The photo shows the strengthening works completed on the existing bridge, new piles and head stock for the replacement bridge, and the excavator preparing for new piles to be driven.
Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge
Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.
Firewood theft can be costly
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.
Caretakers wanted for island's historic site
Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.
Ben Lomond winter access
The Parks and Wildlife Service has streamlined the purchase of parks passes as part of preparations for the annual influx of winter sports enthusiasts at Ben Lomond National Park.
Notley Fern Gorge track re-opens
The Notley Fern Gorge track has re-opened following the replacement of four bridges and repairs to tracks damaged by a flood event in August 2013.
Building expertise in caring for sea birds and marine mammals
Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff are better prepared to care for sea birds in the event of an oil spill, and the northwest community is better placed to respond to whale or dolphin strandings, following training held at Ulverstone last week.
Maintaining access to the Arthur-Pieman
A bridge on a remote track in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area has a new lease of life following its replacement by Parks and Wildlife Service staff (PWS) and volunteers last week.
Thank you to our volunteers and volunteer groups
It's National Volunteer Week this week and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) would like to say a huge thank you to the 90 volunteer groups and the thousands of individual volunteers that each year make an enormous contribution.
A celebration of restoration works at The Steppes
A celebration of restoration works at The Steppes Reserve on Sunday 27 April, has demonstrated what can be achieved by two passionate volunteer groups, the Mountain Huts Preservation Society (MHPS) and the Hobart Walking Club, working with the PWS.
Caring for wybalenna homestead
The historic wybalenna homestead on Flinders Island has been given a facelift, thanks to a combined effort between Aboriginal trainee rangers, field officers and the Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania (ALCT).
Smoke at The Neck Campground, Bruny Island
The Neck Campground on Bruny Island remains open this Easter. However there is a considerable amount of smoke in the vicinity of the camping ground following this week's fuel reduction burn.
Fuel reduction burn at Risdon Vale
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake a planned burn of 136 ha at Risdon Vale, Hobart, tomorrow, weather permitting.
Historic mountain hut back in service
Cradle Mountain's iconic mountain hut, Kitchen Hut, is set to provide a snug and safe emergency shelter for visitors to the Cradle Plateau for decades to come following a major restoration project.
Multiple planned burns for 26 March
The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with planned burns scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 March, at Mt Roland in the north-west, at Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area and near Risdon in Hobart.
Fuel reduction burn planned for Bridport
The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn at Bridport on Thursday, 20 March and Friday 21 March, weather permitting.
Planned burn at Diana's Basin, Scamander
The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn in the Scamander Conservation Area tomorrow, Friday 14 March 2014, weather permitting.
Lake Barrington access road work complete
The access road to the Lake Barrington rowing course was re-opened on 20 February following a $40,000 road works program by the Parks and Wildlife Service, just in time for the State Rowing Championships.
New banners for Deal Island Museum
Seven banners interpreting the stories and images of the Deal Island lighthouse will feature in the Kent Group Museum on Deal Island in Bass Strait, thanks to the Wildcare Inc group Friends of Deal Island.
Planned burn at Gellibrand Point
As part of the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) fuel reduction burning program, a planned burn in the Gellibrand Point Nature Recreation Area near Opossum Bay, will be undertaken from Monday, 3 March, weather permitting.
Fire advice for the February long weekend
Campers and bushwalkers are urged to be very careful with any campfires and to observe additional fire restrictions that may apply in parks and reserves as we head into a long weekend at the peak of the fire season.
Maria Island ferry operator sought
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling for expressions of interest for a single passenger ferry operator for Maria Island National Park.
DVDs celebrate the Arthur-Pieman
A suite of three DVDs produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) promotes the sustainable use of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, its rich Aboriginal heritage and the passion of the people who live and work there.
Motor vehicles on beaches and state owned land
Tasmania Police and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) have recently received an increase in complaints relating to the operation of vehicles on beaches throughout the north of the state.
Maria Island Feasibility Study released
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman said today that the State Government will soon call for expressions of interest for a sole ferry operator for Maria Island.