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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

About PWS

About the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service commenced operations in 1971 with the vision of protecting, presenting and managing in concert with the community, Tasmania's unique and outstanding reserve system for all people, for all time.

The Service is the managing authority of Tasmania's world-renowned reserve system and seeks to conserve the State's natural and cultural heritage while providing for sustainable use and economic opportunities for the Tasmanian community.

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) operates as a unit within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. 

An outline of the vision and mission that guides the management of Tasmania's reserve system and natural and cultural heritage.

An overview of the history of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.