Minister visits Maria Island
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman recently took a break from his busy Parliamentary schedule to head to Triabunna and visit Maria Island National Park.
Get your Arthur-Pieman permit now for summer
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is reminding visitors who intend driving on the off-road tracks at the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area this summer that they must be licensed, their vehicle must be registered and they need a valid permit.
Fuel reduction burn at Prospect
The Parks and Wildlife Service will continue its spring fuel reduction burning program with a property protection burn adjacent to the Silverdome at Prospect on Friday 25 November.
Feedback sought on Three Capes Track Proposal
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a draft Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) for the Three Capes Track - a five night, hut-based bushwalk in the Tasman National Park.
West Coast whale rescue update
Marine mammal specialists are continuing to work with fish farm personnel to free four whales still trapped in Macquarie Harbour near Strahan.
Track and bridge works in the Arthur-Pieman
The Parks and Wildlife Service is gearing up for the summer season at the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area with works on the off-road tracks under way, including the replacement of a bridge on the Sandy Cape Track.
Whale rescue training at Orford
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in conjunction with Wildcare Inc will run a free first response whale and dolphin rescue training course at Orford on 13 November, 2011.
Online bookings for Maria Island bunk rooms
Arranging overnight stays at Darlington on Maria Island has just become much simpler with the introduction of an online booking system for rooms in the World Heritage Listed penitentiary.
The great rabbit hunt is on!
Macquarie Island, once overrun with rabbits, is experiencing a remarkable change following the completion of aerial baiting last month.
Volunteers clean up Arthur-Pieman beach rubbish
A small group of local residents took to ATVs on Saturday to travel to the Interview River in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area to remove a large amount of rubbish collected earlier by visitors participating in the Green Guardians program.
Wineglass Bay Lookout and Track Upgrade
Construction on improving the Wineglass Bay track and lookout is progressing well, with an expected completion date in September 2011- if the weather behaves itself.
Arthur-Pieman reports released
Suggestions from the North West community will improve the way the Parks and Wildlife Service manages the popular Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area.
Baiting complete for Macquarie Island Pest Eradication
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, today welcomed news that baiting has been completed on Macquarie Island, signalling a major step forward in the eradication of three pest species and the eventual restoration of the island.
Information sought about illegal shark fishing
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is asking that the public contact 'Fishwatch' with any information that may assist an investigation relating to illegal shark fishing after shark carcasses were found in a shark refuge area near Port Sorell.
Ben Lomond Road clearing update
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that clearing of the road to Ben Lomond is continuing, however this work has been hampered by the vandalism overnight of one of two bulldozers doing the clearing work.
Heavy snowfalls close Ben Lomond Road
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that heavy snowfalls and downed tree branches have resulted in the closure of the Ben Lomond Road.
Parks planned burns program a big success
The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed its most successful planned burn program to date, with 45 burns covering a total of 24,000 hectares completed this past seven months.
Feral cats eradicated from Tasman Island
Tasman Island's sea birds are on the road to recovery following the success of a program to eradicate feral cats and restore the island's natural values.
Better viewing for spectacular Nelson Falls
The Nelson Falls Track, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, is undergoing a facelift. The two waterfall viewing platforms are being replaced with a single larger platform that will provide a whole new view of the waterfall.
Works to preserve Joe Lyons cottage
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, today welcomed the works being done by the Parks and Wildlife Service to help preserve the Joe Lyons Cottage at Stanley.
Arthur-Pieman gears up for the Easter holidays
Easter visitors to the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area intending to travel on the four-wheel-drive tracks are reminded that regular road rules apply to all tracks and that a valid driver's licence, vehicle registration and permit are required.
Planned burn to protect Sisters Beach
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that a strategic planned burn aimed at improving protection from wildfires for the Sisters Beach community is scheduled for Friday (15 April) and the weekend, weather permitting.
Progress on Frenchmans Cap Track upgrade
Track work on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has finished for the summer season, with substantial progress achieved in maintenance of the existing track and on construction of a new section of track.
Planned burns around the State
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that small and large planned burns are taking place around the State this week while weather conditions are suitable.
Opening of snaring hut a historic moment
Mountain Huts Preservation Society in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service officially opened the reconstructed Basil Steers Hut #1 on the February Plains on Saturday 26th March.
Fuel reduction burn to protect Coles Bay
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that a fuel reduction burn aimed at providing improved protection from wildfires for the Coles Bay community is planned for this week, (28 March to 1 April) weather permitting.
National Green Jobs Corps contribute to track upgrade at reserves
Conservation Volunteers Australia hosted a launch for their latest community project at Hoo Hoo Hut in Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area, on Thursday 10 March. The National Green Jobs Corps community project will assist plans to upgrade recreational...
Hastings thermal pool temporary closure
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Hastings thermal pool at the Hastings State Reserve will be closed for about three weeks for annual maintenance works.
Social values study for the Arthur-Pieman
Members of the far north-west community with an interest in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area are invited to attend an Open House at Smithton on 8 March as part of a study into the social values of the reserve.
Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2011
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, will celebrate World Wetlands Day tomorrow at the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre where the Parks and Wildlife Service is holding a range of free educational and entertaining activities.
Pilot whale stranding on Robbins Island
Biological samples have been taken from four dead pilot whales which stranded at Mosquito Inlet on Robbins Island in Tasmania's far North West at the weekend.
Northern caves closed due to flood damage
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park and the Gunns Plains Cave at Gunns Plains are both closed until further notice due to flood damage.
New Coles Bay jetty complete
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, said the new jetty at Coles Bay had been completed just in time for the busy summer season.
Discovery Program explores parks and reserves
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, is encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy the State's parks and reserves with the Discovery Program during the summer holiday break.