Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s Track Rangers will soon be out and about at popular walking tracks across the state.
Six experienced Track Rangers will commence a two-day training session early next month and will start in the field from 27 December, 2020.
The Track Rangers have an important role to play in keeping the Tasmanian community safe as well as enriching the overall visitor experience.
The role of these TRs will be to enhance walker safety and knowledge, adhere to Leave No Trace principles, as well as highlight the natural and cultural heritage values of these wonderful wilderness areas.
The six TRs will be located at Mt Field alpine, Cradle Mountain, South East Cape Rivulet, Hartz Mountains, Walls of Jerusalem, Western Arthurs, Lake Rhona and Mt Anne (which is currently closed but scheduled to open early next year).
This time around we have added the locations of Cradle Mountain and Mt Anne, as we are expecting these locations to have an increase of visitors, including first-time walkers.
It is important to ensure that walkers of all ages and experiences have help on hand during this busy period.
The Track Rangers will also be in the field in January 2021 and on holiday weekends in February, March, and April, and will finish up after Easter.
This Program enhances and extends the existing TR Program on the Overland, Frenchmans Cap and Three Capes, ensuring more of our iconic tracks are added to the mix around Tasmania.