This edition of TNPA News contains articles discussing the State government’s current approach to public consultation (with two recent examples), introduces some of Tasmania’s ‘other’ reserves to our better known national parks (with a photo gallery featuring some), notes a missed opportunity for progressive backcountry management at Lake Rhona, and includes an opinion piece arguing that the style and approach to tourism being promoted by the State government at present will ultimately fail.

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Ralphs Bay Conservation Area. Photo: David Jamrozik

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.