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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Managing the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was established to protect, conserve, present and pass on to future generations one of the world's outstanding wilderness areas. To ensure effective management of this region, the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has produced a range of documents and plans.

World Heritage Area Management Plan

The main document that guides management of the area is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2016. Available here is the full TWWHA Management Plan 2016, the plan's Executive Summary (PDF, 638KB), and its Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 135KB).

The TWWHA Management Plan 2016 contains links to the following supporting documents:
PWS Cave Access Policy (PDF, 1.7MB)
PWS Fire Management Policy 2014 (PDF, 212KB)
PWS Fire Planning Policy 2014 (PDF, 448KB)
PWS Northwest Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
PWS Northern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 1.5MB)
PWS Southern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
Reserve Activity Assessment - System Overview for External Proponents (PDF, 956KB)
Walking Track Management Strategy Tasmania National Parks and Reserves 2011-2020 (PDF, 3MB)