2016 Annual Report

Wildcare’s Annual Report is now available online. Get news of the activities of the Gift Fund Committee and be inspired by the projects of 15 featured Branches around Tasmania. And don’t miss the special feature on the 4th Island Arks Symposium. Click here to access the Annual Report.

Friends of the Steppes – annual goings on

Friends of The Steppes Annual Report for 2016-17 The Mountain Hut Preservation Society volunteer group restoration of the outbuildings between 2010–14, gave a great boost of enthusiasm to friends of The Steppes Reserve. It became a pleasant site to work, and increased the visitor numbers. 33 working bees have been held since March 2016,, when […]

A well-earned break

Wellington Park Bushcare

Tuesday 7 March 2017 In what was ideal; weather a large patch of tall Gorse was tackled at the edge of Inglewood Fire Trail and the result was a very pleasing area cleared of the menace. Some seedlings were noticed from our last venture to this location in 2015. Morning break was  cool enough to be pleasant in […]


Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE

Images and stories are on the walls at last! In January 2017 members of the Wildcare volunteer group Friends of Melaleuca screwed 16 display panels on the walls of the Deny King Heritage Museum at Melaleuca. The result looks stunning. This project was achieved with assistance from the Tasmanian government under Arts Tasmania’s Small Museums […]

Cricket cuts across cultures at Mount Field

A good-quality turning pitch, lovingly prepared by the Mount Field staff, and a vocal crowd of nearly 200 contributed to making an inaugural T20 cricket match at Mount Field National Park, an overwhelming success. Parks and Wildlife Service community engagement officer and admitted cricket tragic Sam Cuff, said the event on Saturday, organised by the […]

Machine Power

Friends of Mt Field

The first job was staining the planking recently installed at the start of the Mount Field East walking track.  Previously we had bought a brown coloured stain but Brendan, the Ranger in Charge, thought a darker colour would give a better blend with the environment.  Chocolate was our selection but when applied it at first seemed a funny grey […]

Almost Complete

Friends of Mt Field

    Nick and Greg cutting timber More photos are online. The worst section of track at the start of the Mount Field East track was done in Autumn 2016  and because of the savings made we could purchase additional timber to extend the boardwalk.  After delivery and allowing time for it to dry, this batch […]

2017 AGM of Wildcare

2017 AGM of Wildcare We rotate the location for Wildcare’s Annual General Meeting around the regions. And this year, we are delighted to announce that the AGM will be hosted on Bruny Island by Friends of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station. Proceedings will get under way at 11.00 am on Saturday, 25 March 2017 at […]

It isn’t always this hard

Friends of Mt Field

With 2 ½ hours at best to get there, part over a wet and muddy moorland followed by a long bush track that seems to go on forever and capped off by a very muddy buttongrass plain, takes quite an effort. But then it all must be repeated in reverse and that puts repairing the hut at Lake […]

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