Perch to see penguins

Opening. Stanley’s new viewing platform is ready for use. The Parks and Wildlife Service project aims to reduce impacts on penguins by protecting nesting habitat while providing a better experience for visitors to the site. “Experiences for viewing native wildlife in their natural habitat are a key part of Tasmania’s tourism appeal,” says Adam Brooks, …

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Take in the scenery

Explore. Stanley local Bruce Wooldrage takes pride in his backyard and exploring all it has to offer.  The 76-year-old is an advocate for enjoying the great outdoors, especially in your own region.  He often wanders Tatlows and Godfreys beaches, the streets of Stanley and the golf course in his afternoon strolls. The Nut State Reserve …

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Cat concern

Nut. The issue of wild cats at the Nut State Reserve in Stanley has come to the attention of the Chronicle, with a concerned resident asking about the control of the species. The resident also noted that it appeared food scraps were being left for the animals. In response, a Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson …

2 years ago
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Weeds be gone

Environment. The Green Army is on a mission to revegetate the Nut State Reserve. A government-funded initiative supported by Manpower and Landcare Australia, the program is a conservation movement that supports local environmental and heritage projects. Parks and Wildlife Service will host the group for two six-month stints at the local reserve. With a duty …

2 years ago 1

Nut track upgrade

Operation. It was a case of 99 white bags floating in the autumn sky in Stanley last Wednesday as Osborne Aviation airlifted gravel to the top of the Nut. It’s all part of a Parks and Wildlife Service project underway at the Nut State Reserve: a re-surfacing upgrade of the 2.3-kilometre circuit track around the …

3 years ago

School’s penguin project destroyed

Vandalism. Anyone with information about the destruction of plants at the Nut State Reserve is being urged to contact police. Parks and Wildlife Service staff said more than 70 plants, planted as part of a penguin habitat protection project 12 months ago, were destroyed late August. PWS ranger Ben Correy said the majority of the plantings …

5 years ago