Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is celebrating 50 years.
Over the last 50 years PWS has grown to 450 staff and hundreds of volunteers dedicated to preserving and protecting Tasmania’s world-renowned reserve system and natural and cultural values.
PWS staff at Maria Island National Park
Deputy Secretary Jason Jacobi said:
“Our dedicated staff and volunteers care for over half of Tasmania, including national parks, reserves, marine seascapes, Crown Land, and three World Heritage Areas.
“I’m incredibly proud of what the PWS has achieved over the last 50 years. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who plays a vital role in protecting Tasmania and helping visitors to our parks recognise, value and enjoy our natural and cultural heritage.”
50th anniversary cupcakes
Three Capes Track first birthday
Aboriginal Fire Rangers at Dempster Plains
Jason said the 50th anniversary was also a time to reflect.
Working on Country Rangers
“Our time as PWS pales in significance to the resilience and enduring legacy of the first nations peoples and ‘land and sea managers’ that cared for this place well before then.”