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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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.