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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 burn for Scamander and Bay of Fires


The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program today in the Scamander and Bay of Fires conservation areas.

Parks and Wildlife Service Acting Northern Region Manager, Stan Matuszek, said the property protection burns of approximately 70 ha and 50 ha in size, will be undertaken to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting on communities in the Scamander and Binalong Bay areas.

“Our planned burns have been prioritised using a bushfire risk assessment model and assists in identifying areas within reserves that have high bushfire risk.

“This risk assessment tool is used to prioritise areas for fuel treatment.

“While planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity, at times there may be significant smoke and flame height, and ash may be produced and settle as a result. Nearby residents are advised to close windows and remove laundry drying outside,” he said.

Mr Matuszek said tracks and roads in the local area may also be closed during and after the burn until it is safe for the public to access

“People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn,’ he said.

Further information about developing a plan is available from the Asthma Foundation website at http://www.asthmatas.org.au/help-advice

Further information about this burn is available by contacting the local PWS office on 6336 5312.

A list of PWS planned burns is available on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au.