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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road


The Western Explorer Rd on the West Coast remains closed as work begins on the removal of burnt trees that have been classified as dangerous.

The trees were burnt in a large bushfire in the Savage River area in March.
Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that approximately 1000 trees will be removed on the advice of an arborist.

"Forestry Tasmania has been engaged to supervise the removal of the dangerous trees in accordance with an approved environmental assessment," Mr Mooney said.

"The removal of this hazard will allow the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources access to assess the state of the road and repair it where necessary."

The tree removal work is expected to take up to six weeks to complete. The affected section of the road will remain closed to traffic until it is deemed safe for motorists.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

Fire damage along the Western Explorer Road.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

There's very little keeping this fire damaged tree upright.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

Another fire damaged tree.