Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service

The Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for the management of bushfires on all reserved land in Tasmania.
This management includes:
control of unplanned bushfires;
planned burning to reduce fuel loads and make fire control easier and safer;
planned burning to help maintain biodiversity, promote regeneration of plants that depend on fire and to maintain suitable habitat for animals; and
maintaining assets that assist with bushfire control, for example, fire trails, firebreaks and waterholes.
Further information is available from: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=890

Organisation Members

Peter Mooney

General Manager

Since January 2004 Peter has been the General Manager of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. Peter has a strong commitment to building the capabilities of Parks and Wildlife Service to manage reserves in partnership with local communities. A high priority is to create better management of fuel loads within reserves by performing strategic burns in partnership with reserve neighbours.

Updated: 23-Aug-2018