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PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

PWS Public Safety Update

16/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is concentrating on its main priority - the safety of walkers and people in fire-affected parks and reserves.

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Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Case study: Is the management plan achieving its objectives?

The full version of Case study: Is the management plan achieving its objectives? can be downloaded as a PDF. (397 Kb)

Summary

When the first management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was being developed, an insistent question kept emerging: ‘How would we know if management under the plan was actually achieving its objectives?’ To address this question, the Parks and Wildlife Service set out to develop a practical system for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the management plan. The result was a management evaluation system that integrates monitoring, evaluation and reporting into an overall adaptive management cycle.

From Jones, G (2005) ‘Is the management plan achieving its objectives?’ pp555-557 in Worboys, G, Lockwood, M & DeLacy, T, Protected Area Management. Principles and Practice, Second edition, Oxford University Press.