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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

Fuel reduction burning continues on the West Coast


The Parks and Wildlife Service is advising people on the West Coast that a number of fuel reduction burns are planned for early next week and that some areas may be affected by smoke.

Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager, Peter Mooney said that burns are planned in a number of areas, including the Lyell Highway at Lake Burbury, Zeehan, Rosebery, Tullah, Arthur River and Temma.

"The objective of these burns is to reduce the risk posed by wildfire to private property and will include areas of heathland, coastal heathland and buttongrass plains," Mr Mooney said.

"Ignition will occur under conditions intended to minimise smoke drift across residential areas, however smoke may still be noticeable to residents.

"These burns are part of our prescribed burning program which has been going well this autumn due to favourable weather conditions.

"So far this season in the northwest of the State we have completed seven burns totalling approximately 1,600ha of heathland and buttongrass plains. These have been lit by hand and also aerially with a helicopter and aerial incendiary machine.

"Most of our burns are cooperative operations, with Parks and Wildlife Service staff working with Tasmania Fire Service volunteers, Forestry Tasmania staff and contract helicopters."

Further information on the planned burns can be obtained from the Parks and Wildlife Service Northwest Region Office on 6429 8719.