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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

Planned fuel reduction burn in the southwest


The Parks and Wildlife Service and Forestry Tasmania are conducting a planned burn in the Southwest National Park and on lands managed by Forestry Tasmania today.

Parks and Wildlife Service Fire Operations manager Adrian Pyrke said the burn of more than 2100 hectares is in buttongrass plains along the Gordon River Road near McPartlan Pass.

"The main objective is to reduce fuel loads on the buttongrass plains to reduce the likelihood of large wildfires," Mr Pyrke said.

"A secondary objective is to maintain species and vegetation diversity by creating a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches."

Burning is undertaken during spring and autumn when the weather conditions permit and the risk to other vegetation communities is low. The burn will be undertaken using aerial incendiaries, with 35 PWS and FT staff monitoring the burn's progress.

Information about planned burns can be found on the Forest Industry planned burns website at www.plannedburnstas.com.au, the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au., and on the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au