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Celebrate our wetland areas on Tuesday 2 February
Twenty-five PWS fire fighters are undertaking winch training to enable rapid attack of fires where access is limited by remoteness, heavy timber or other landscape features.
Maintenance works at two of Tasmania’s most distinctive heritage landmarks, The Shot Tower and Richmond Gaol Historic Site, have been completed.
The PWS encourages Tasmanians to treasure and explore the diversity of our reserves and natural spaces through the Discovery Ranger Program this summer holidays.
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s Track Rangers will soon be out and about at popular walking tracks across the state.
Before heading to your favourite campsite please check the list of locations that you must register for to ensure COVID-19 safe practices are met.
The Thermal Springs at Hastings Cave State Reserve has reopened the public following the completion of pool maintenance works.
For the first time in six years, the price of the APCA recreational driver passes will increase by a few dollars from 1 January 2021.
Seasonal campfire restrictions are now in place in many parks and reserves.
Construction of a second lookout taking in the stunning views of Freycinet National Park at Wineglass Bay is on schedule for completion prior to Christmas.
New web pages are now online to explain campfire safety and restrictions.
Teams of contractors are out in the Southwest National Park repairing the fire damaged tracks.
The PWS will undertake maintenance work on the Thermal Springs at Hastings Caves State Reserve this month, with the pool aiming to reopen in December in time for the busy summer season.
Work to upgrade the staircase to one of the most iconic and photographed locations on the Tasman Peninsula - Remarkable Cave - is now complete.
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responsible for more than 50 per cent of the state’s land area and are well advanced with preparations for this year’s fire season.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling on the community to help protect vital shorebird habitat at the start of the bird breeding season.
The community will be engaged in the development of revised management plans for Maria Island and its marine reserve that will ensure the heritage and natural values are protected.
Walkers and cyclists will be able to safely move from the Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre to the Wineglass Bay carpark with the opening of a new shared use track.
The Tasmanian Government is calling for tenders to construct a new thermal efficienct hut at the Lake Windermere overnight node on the Overland Track.
The PWS has extended the closing date for community feedback on Stage 1 (replacement shelter) concept plans for the new public shelter at Ben Lomond National Park by two weeks.
Marine conservation experts mapped out a rescue response on Monday 21 September in relation to a mass whale stranding on Tasmania’s west coast.
Plans can be viewed on Sat 19th September from 3-6pm at Evandale Memorial Hall
The PWS is seeking feedback on fire management for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).
The effort continues to repair roads and tracks extensively damaged by the bushfires of 2018-19.
New weather station provides up-to-date data from the TWWHA
The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks from 1 September 2020.
Australian Convict Sites celebrate 10 year anniversary
Major landscaping and site works have improved the access at Mount Nelson Signal Station.
Bushwalkers trekking the Overland Track can now rest overnight in a new, simple, energy efficient hut at Waterfall Valley.