Many of the articles in this edition of our newsletter indicate the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, subject to frequent budget cuts, staff reduction, loss of expertise – and sidelining – over many years, is being prevented from carrying out core responsibilities of protecting and managing our national parks and other reserved areas. This includes articles on:

  • The Three Capes Track.
  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) Process.
  • Fire in the Wilderness.
  • Recreational Impact Monitoring in the Arthur Ranges.

The Giblin River bushfire, started by lightning in Jan 2013, largely burned buttongrass but in places burnt right up onto the mountain range. Photo: Adrian Pyrke

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.