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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Temporary Closure of Sandy Cape Track


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Sandy Cape Track on Tasmania's West Coast will be closed temporarily to all traffic from 8 August, 2008.

Parks and Wildlife Service North-West Region manager Alex Simpson said the timber bridge at No Man's Creek in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area was in very poor condition.

"The decision to close the track follows recent inspections and assessments of a number of bridges in the conservation area as part of our asset management program," Mr Simpson said.

"The bridge at No Man's Creek presents a risk to users.

"The PWS is committed to restoring access to the area as soon as possible and will seek input from a number of stakeholders to assess options for a replacement bridge."