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Fire advice for the February long weekend


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


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


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

Former forest reserves to be managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service

In 2011, the Tasmanian Government commissioned URS Australia to undertake an independent strategic review to examine and report on the future structures, governance and business models under which Forestry Tasmania could best operate in the context of challenging market conditions and major industry changes.

In response to this review the Forest Management Bill 2013 was developed and has been passed into law. One major outcome of the bill is that Forestry Tasmania’s system of formal forest reserves has been transferred to DPIPWE and will be managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service. 

For further information about the Forestry Tasmania transition process, go to 

A full listing is available to download as a PDF [209KB]

Questions and answers about the reserves are available to download as a PDF [39KB] 
Forest reserves Q and AThis map is also available at a higher resolution  to download as a PDF [6.8MB]