We advocate a professional and environmentally-sustainable approach to the management of all forms of recreation, but walking has been the primary focus of the TNPA’s interests. 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.
We support appropriate track hardening and restrictions on use where environmental and social impacts are unacceptable. Politics and a lack of appropriate resourcing has frustrated an impact-based strategic approach to walking track management since at least the late 1990s.
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.