Who is Erika Shankley?

Friends of Bass Strait Islands

Erika Shankley is a Wildcare volunteer whose unbounded enthusiasm contributes to Wildcare efforts across the Board (literally – Erika is a current Wildcare Board member). In this changing world, Erika hopes to be able to find emerging opportunities to further enhance the natural values of Tasmania’s wild areas. We hope you will join her. Erika […]

Winner Announcement

CRAIG SAUNDER’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED! This year’s Craig Saunders Photographic Competition attracted a range of wonderful entries from across the state highlighting what people consider to be at the heart of Wildcare.  A big thank you to all who entered.  All your photos are valuable to us and as hard as it was to […]

Twisted Lakes Snowpole Project

It’s UP, UP and AWAY with the Twisted Lakes Snowpole Project! During this week’s working bee, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers are installing new snowpoles on the Twisted Lakes Track.  This project is made possible by a Wildcare Board of Management Internal Grant (to purchase the snowpoles). With increased visitor numbers, particularly during fagus time, the snowpoles […]


Friends of Freycinet

WILDCARE’S 20 YEAR CELEBRATION AT FREYCINET 1-3 MARCH You are invited to join us for a fabulous weekend of music, fun, community, and a chance to contribute to practical conservation tasks. There will be opportunities to participate in: A diversity of meaningful volunteering projects The Pete Cornelius Band playing at Honeymoon Bay on sunset ‘Caring […]

Thank you Roaring 40’s Kayaking!

A Treasure for Clayton’s Corner Roaring 40s Kayaking recently sponsored a project for Friends of Melaleuca: producing a facsimile of a visitors book dating from 1950 to 1995. This is a treasured slice of Port Davey history. The book contains names of boats and people, and comments from visitors to Clyde and Win Clayton’s isolated […]

Meet Friends of Deal Island Treasurer, Jo Widdowson

Friends of Deal Island

My husband, 7yr old son & I were fortunate to be able to spend 3 months on Deal Island as part of the Parks & Wildlife Volunteer caretaker program last summer. We had the most amazing time, we all fell in love with the island and felt very lucky to be able to experience it. […]

Tasmanian East Coast Sea Spurge Summit Nov 24

Wildcare Friends of larapuna Coast invite you to a Tasmanian East Coast Sea Spurge Summit Saturday 24th November 2018 2pm at Falmouth Community Centre (Morrison St.) An gathering for volunteer residents and groups to share knowledge and coordinate efforts for a sea spurge free east coast. What kind of sea spurge free east coast can […]

Easier and Closer Option

With the weather forecast not looking ideal and showers showing up on the radar to the south west, it was decided to just confine ourselves to clearing some vegetation and making minor repairs on the Thark Ridge track. The original destination of Devils Throne required an hour and a half just to walk there and […]

Tarn Shelf 2007 to 2018

Friends of Mt Field

Tarn Shelf In May 2007 we commenced work on the Tarn Shelf in an attempt to confine traffic into a single track. The shelf had become degraded by walkers trying to avoid muddy sections of track and causing track braiding plus creating a whole lot of small pads going all over the place and  quite […]

Cataloguing heritage artefacts on Maatsuyker Island

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

            The lightstation at Maatsuyker Island is acknowledged on the Tasmanian Heritage Register for its “historic heritage significance because it represents the principal characteristics of a group of Late Victorian Lightstation Buildings, including the remains of a rare supply haulage system and unusually intact lighthouse.” 2018 has seen completion of […]