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Fire advice for the February long weekend

07/02/2014

Campers and bushwalkers are urged to be very careful with any campfires and to observe additional fire restrictions that may apply in parks and reserves as we head into a long weekend at the peak of the fire season.More

Maria Island ferry operator sought

07/02/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling for expressions of interest for a single passenger ferry operator for Maria Island National Park.More

DVDs celebrate the Arthur-Pieman

03/02/2014

A suite of three DVDs produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) promotes the sustainable use of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, its rich Aboriginal heritage and the passion of the people who live and work there.More

Fire Ecology

Introduction

Fire plays a key role in the ecology of the Tasmanian natural environment. Our diverse vegetation communities have differing responses to fire, from potentially devastating impacts in alpine areas and conifer forests, to ecologically sustainable effects in buttongrass moorlands and dry scelerophyll forest.

Fire and Vegetation Communities
Discover the very different effects and consequences of fire across different vegetation communities.

Fire and Fauna
Tasmania's unique fauna has some interesting adaptations to fire. For some species, it is essential for their habitat requirements.

How You Can Help
How to minimise the risk of causing bushfires and protect the unique forests of Tasmania.