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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Fire Ecology

Introduction

Fire plays a key role in the ecology of the Tasmanian natural environment. Our diverse vegetation communities have differing responses to fire, from potentially devastating impacts in alpine areas and conifer forests, to ecologically sustainable effects in buttongrass moorlands and dry scelerophyll forest.

Fire and Vegetation Communities
Discover the very different effects and consequences of fire across different vegetation communities.

Fire and Fauna
Tasmania's unique fauna has some interesting adaptations to fire. For some species, it is essential for their habitat requirements.

How You Can Help
How to minimise the risk of causing bushfires and protect the unique forests of Tasmania.