Timely reminder about off-road driving
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is reminding people that vehicles being driven off-road on reserved land must be registered and the drivers must hold a valid driver's licence, after a West Coast man appeared in court recently on related offences.
New members for parks advisory council
Five appointments to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council were announced today by Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, David O'Byrne.
Schouten Island caretakers wanted
The Parks and Wildlife Service is once again offering keen volunteers the opportunity to play host on their very own remote island this summer.
Improving our parks on World Parks Day
The Minister for Tourism and Member for Bass, Michelle O'Byrne, marked World Parks Day on Saturday with the launch of track works to make to of Launceston's most popular reserves even more enjoyable for visitors.
New lessees for Low Head Pilot Station
The Parks and Wildlife Service has announced that a new lessee is set to commence commercial operations at the Low Head Pilot Station and Historic Site from 1 October, 2010.
Maria Island flood damage repairs under way
Works worth nearly $1 million to repair storm-damaged infrastructure at the Maria Island National Park have begun this week, the Parks and Wildlife Service today announced.
Members sought for parks advisory body
Tasmanians have an opportunity to provide direct input in the management of the state's national parks by applying for a position on the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.
Early withdrawal of Macquarie Island Pest Eradication team
Unseasonal weather on Macquarie Island during June and July has hampered efforts to complete aerial baiting for the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project and resulted in the decision to stop the baiting program for this year.
Early success For Tasman Island Restoration Project
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is not yet claiming success in its efforts to eradicate feral cats from Tasman Island, but says early results are very encouraging.
Progress on Frenchmans Cap Track upgrade
A big summer of track work on the Frenchmans Cap Track has seen extensive track clearing, steps installed, new duckboard and double-planking, along with maintenance to bridges and Vera Hut.
Possum Creek Bridge replaced
The Possum Creek Bridge on the Sandy Cape Track in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, has been replaced.
Consultation period extended on Arthur-Pieman Tracks
Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, David O'Byrne, said today that he was extending the consultation period on the Draft Arthur-Pieman Sustainable Recreational Vehicle Access Report by another month.
Tasman Island Restoration Project
A project to restore the natural values of Tasman Island will begin next week with an aerial baiting program to eradicate cats from the island.
Waldheim Chalet preserved for the future
Tasmanian heritage conservation pioneer Gustav Weindorfer's replica cottage Waldheim at Cradle Mountain looks set to withstand the elements for decades to come when conservation works are complete.
Sarah Island yields its more of its secrets
Graffiti might be seen as a modern day urban scourge, but a recent archaeological excavation at Sarah Island has revealed that leaving one's tag on walls is an activity which hasn't lost its appeal through the centuries.
Pieman River dolphins
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment staff will continue to monitor the Pieman River for any dolphins in distress, after successfully returning four dolphins to the ocean on Tuesday evening.
Dolphin stranding update
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment staff have reported no further sightings at this stage of 11 of the dolphins returned into the Pieman River last night.
Dolphins stranded on West Coast
Parks and Wildlife Service staff (PWS) and marine specialists from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) are assisting in the management of dolphins stranded in the Pieman River on the State's West Coast.
Sustainable vehicle access for the Arthur-Pieman
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking public feedback on recommendations aimed at improving the sustainability of recreational vehicle access in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area on Tasmania's West Coast.
Illegal wood gathering in reserves
As the winter season approaches the Parks and Wildlife Service is advising people to buy firewood from reputable vendors to help look after the environment.
Discover bush tucker cooking at Easter
Tasmanians are urged to get out and explore Tasmania's parks and reserves by joining in a Discovery Ranger activity over the Easter holiday break.
Changes at Cradle Mountain
Recent changes at Cradle Mountain include the opening of the extended visitor centre and a new Cradle manager for the Parks and Wildlife Service.
Track upgrade protects Mt Field's alpine area
Work is well under way on a major walking track upgrade in the Mt Field National Park alpine area. The focus of the works are the hardening of the current track from Lake Newdegate, across Newdegate Pass towards the Petersen memorial hut at K Col.
Rain provides respite for fire fighters
Overnight rain on the Lake Mackintosh fire has temporarily cleared smoke from the Tullah and Rosebery areas, and allowed equipment abandoned by fire fighters earlier in the week to be flown from the fireground.
Mt Field closed temporarily due to fire threat
Mt Field National Park is closed temporarily as of this afternoon and will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, 3 February, as a precaution due to the Wayatinah fire. There is no immediate threat to the park.
Cradle Mountain track upgrades under way
Visitors to Cradle Mountain in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area will enjoy better access to the park's stunning environment as a result of upgrades to popular walking tracks which began this week.