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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

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

24/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

Asset protection burn for the Rossarden area

02/10/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises Fingal Valley residents that a fuel reduction burn is planned at Castle Cary Regional Reserve near Rossarden tomorrow, Friday 5 October, subject to weather conditions.


The burn is a cooperative effort between the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania Fire Service and Forestry Tasmania. The objective of the approximately 1000 hectare burn is asset and property protection.


During the burn, Rossarden Road and Storeys Creek speed limits will be reduced to 40km/h. All road signage must be obeyed.  The Castle Cary Regional Reserve will be closed to visitors.


Affected tracks may need to be closed for a number of days until such time as PWS can inspect and treat any hazardous trees created as a result of the burn. Visitors are requested to respect signage and follow directions until such time as it is removed. There will be smoke and fire vehicles on tracks and nearby roads.


People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn. Information about precautions that people with health issues can take is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions


For further information contact the Northern Region Parks and Wildlife Service office on 6777 2179 between 9 am – 4pm weekdays.


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