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Refining the Definition of Wilderness

2018-09-09T05:29:05+00:00September 8th, 2018|

Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.

  • Waterfall Valley, Cradle Mountain - Lk S Clair National Park. Photo: Gaant Dixon

Tourism & Park Planning

2023-05-24T06:59:58+00:00August 1st, 2017|

The Tasmanian Government's policy of 'unlocking our national parks' with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.

  • Bushwalker above Lake Judd, Southwest National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon.

Recreation Management

2022-09-02T20:19:13+00:00August 1st, 2017|

Tasmania is one on the most highly regarded bushwalking areas in Australia and there is a long history of attempts to achieve the sustainable management of walking tracks and their use by walkers.

  • Western Arthur Range in the Southwest National Park. Photo: Geoff Dixon


2021-05-30T23:24:42+00:00August 1st, 2017|

The protection of wild character and managing the opportunity for visitors to experience wilderness underpins a great deal of our work.

Three Capes Track

2022-07-13T10:22:52+00:00August 1st, 2017|

This was the largest single development ever constructed within a national park in Tasmania. The style of development, planning process, environmental impact and the scale of construction all left much to be desired.

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