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Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening


Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.More

Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


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!


In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

Sassafras Primary WildSC'OOL

Three passionate environmental educators developed the Sassafras Wilds’COOL program. Teacher, Chris Moore, brought the program with her from Hillcrest Primary School along with WildCARE Inc volunteers John Bowden and Julia Seraphin.

At Sassafras Primary, they have a whole school approach so that every class and student is involved with the wilds’COOL program. In 2015 the whole school visited Narawntapu National Park learning more about the wombats they have been helping with the wombat mange disease, discovering the marine environment and exploring the bush. Ranger In Charge Clinton Downing met and spoke with the staff, students and wilds’COOL volunteers. Teacher Karyn Kleinman’s Grades 4, 5 and 6 researched wombat mange disease with specialist lecturer Scott Carver and later presented their work at a Cradle Coast Kids Training Kids workshop, in September 2016. They used a craft session, quiz show and a frame building workshop to teach about the wombat mange to other students.

In 2016 this awesome team will continue to inspire the students to learn about the local environment and how to care for our local parks, reserves and wildlife.

Further details of the Sassafras WildSc'ool activities can be found in their Sassafras newsletter [PDF 3.3MB]