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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

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.