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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

Planned burn at Cosy Corner, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, 8 & 9 May


PWS is today (Tuesday 8 May) conducting a fuel reduction burn in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area south of St Helens at the Cosy Corner North campground.

The burn is about 20 hectares. The objective is to reduce fuel loads to provide protection for the campground in the event of a wildfire.

Weather permitting, a planned burn will also take place tomorrow at Cosy Corner South campground.

  • While planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity burns, at times there will be significant smoke and flame heights and ash may settle on nearby properties. People in those areas are advised to close their windows and remove laundry from clothes lines.

    • People who use the campground at Cosy Corner are encouraged to postpone use of the area until later this week.

    • People with medical conditions should have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from planned burns.

  • More information on planned burns can be found on the PWS website http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=22707