Wildcare Branches | Discover and Join
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Friends of Maatsuyker Island
Maatsuyker Island is recognised in Tasmania, nationally and internationally as one of a group of Tasmanian islands which has important heritage, natural and Aboriginal values. The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) formed in 2003 to contribute to the conservation, protection and recognition of these values. FOMI work collaboratively with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and other key groups.
Friends of Melaleuca WILDCARE
Our group aims to assist with reserve management to protect the natural values and cultural heritage of Melaleuca, while retaining the essential spirit of the place. We aim to undertake practical projects involving general maintenance work on heritage listed buildings as well as Parks and Wildlife Service facilities.
Friends of Deal Island
Our group aims to promote better management outcomes with regard to the national park and undertakes practical projects concerning both the cultural and natural heritage of Deal Island through working bees and fundraising.
Friends of Tasman Island
Our members are a very dedicated group of volunteers and supporters who are interested in the conservation of both the cultural and natural environment on Tasman Island. We work in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service fundraising for, and implementing conservation plans for the heritage-listed buildings on the island. We also support environmental and wildlife programs on the island.
Friends of Maria Island
Our group developed from an initial involvement in the renovation of historic farm buildings, but now has broadened towards sustaining the long term future of the island’s ecosystems as well as it’s cultural heritage. We came together through a common interest in preserving the environment and heritage of the island.
Friends of the OBP
The Wildcare group Friends of Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) provides volunteers and assists with fund raising, working bees and research activities to benefit the critically endangered OBPs.
Friends of Freycinet
Our members undertake a variety of work in and around the Freycinet National Park plus other reserves to the north and south. Tasks are many and varied so we can accommodate volunteers with many skills.
Friends of Bass Strait Islands
Our focus is the control of weeds, primarily boxthorn, on many of the Furneaux outer isles and around the Flinders coast. We work in cooperation with Parks and Wildlife Service, NRM North, tacinc and Flinders Island Landcare.
WILDCARE Cradle Mountain Volunteers
WILDCARE Cradle Mountain Volunteers work with Parks and Wildlife staff to help protect and conserve this iconic Park in Tasmania’s North-West. Tasks are varied and suit a broad range of skills and interests including walking track work, weed control, conservation works on historic buildings, Visitor Centre Meet and Greet, wombat monitoring and revegetation.
Threatened Plants Tasmania
TPT volunteers work with our Partners to conserve, learn and share knowledge about Tasmanian threatened plants. We undertake on-ground recovery actions for priority species by conducting surveys and monitoring to improve knowledge and achieve conservation objectives.
Our Vision is for Tasmania’s unique and threatened flora to be preserved for future generations.
TPT website: www.tpt.org.au
Wildcare Friends of Wellington Park
The aim of our members is to maintain and enhance the native flora and fauna of the major natural icon of Hobart, Wellington Park and to educate Park users of the high biodiversity values and ways to protect them. The major focus is to halt the spread of weed species and where possible, eradicate .
Our work has now expanded to assisting land managers, particularly the Parks & Wildlife Service with maintenance and improvement of walking tracks.
SPRATS are a crack team of weeders who are out to eradicate sea spurge from the remote beaches of the west coast of Tasmania. Be prepared for weeks away in hostile environments if you join this group of hardy Wildcarers!
Friends of Mt Field
Our members assist the Rangers with a wide range of management activities including minor maintenance work on walking tracks and huts, mainly in the alpine areas of the Park.
Friends of Bruny Is Quarantine Station
Building maintenance, meeting and greeting visitors, weed monitoring and eradication , marine debris collection / data and site development are some of the activities we undertake in this historic area. There is the opportunity to participate in a volunteer caretaker program, managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service, where you can live on site and assist visitors in understanding the history of the site.
Wildcare Friends of Narawntapu
We are a committed group of volunteers based mainly on the North West coast who have seen a need to rid the beautiful coastline of the invasive plant sea spurge (euphorbia paralias) along the coastline of the Narawntapu National Park.
Wildcare Coastal Custodians
Our members organise an annual beach cleanup and monitoring program along the remote south coast beaches of Tasmania. All the rubbish is collected, counted and collated to help in identifying the rubbish source and to further education programs to reduce this environmental damage. See our long running Blogsite HERE
Wildcare Friends of Three Hummock Island
We work collaboratively with Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service to ensure the protection and preservation of the natural values of Three Hummock Island including the island’s endangered and critically endangered species.
Whale Rescue Volunteer First Response Team
The aim of this team is to support DPIPWE with their whale rescue program. This group is for members who want to be active in setting up educational programs, fundraising for new equipment and ensuring we are ready to help with mass strandings when required. This is a new state-wide group, currently based out of Hobart. Our aim is to also have a list of trained volunteers that are available to attend whale rescues if needed.
Get Outside with Community (South)
Get Outside Get Connected – is based on a simple concept. We facilitate nature – based experiences for refugees and new migrants to Tasmania, to connect to place and to each other. Get Outside has been operating for six years, taking well over 1,000 refugees and migrants on bush walks, outdoor events and camps: and training over 50 young people to become Get outside leaders.
WILDCARE Friends of Fisher Island
We are a group that has a central and on-going focus on Fisher Island in the Furneaux group in Bass Strait, however we will include other Tasmanian Islands which are impacted by vertebrate pests (eg cats, rats, mice, rabbits and others). We also undertake the short-tailed shearwater banding project, one of the longest-running migratory bird monitoring programs in the world.
Wildcare Friends of the larapuna coast
The purpose of this branch is to help protect and care for the natural and cultural values of the larapuna / Bay of Fires coastal area in north eastern Tasmania; to celebrate these values and build community around them.
Wildcare Friends of the Penguin Cradle Trail
Our volunteers help maintain and improve the Penguin Cradle Trail in North West Tasmania. The Trail is a diverse walking track from the township of Penguin on the north coast of Tasmania to the iconic Cradle Mountain.
Wildcare Friends of the Raptor Refuge
We support the work of the Raptor Refuge at Kettering, providing assistance with maintenance of facilities and educational visits. The centre rehabilitates birds of prey that have been injured and releases them back into the wild.
Wildcare Friends of the Derwent and Channel Penguins
Our members undertake conservation and maintenance work in the colonies of Little Penguins in the Derwent and D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Alongside other volunteers from Council and private landowners we also assist with population counts and breeding surveys.
Friends of Lillico Penguins
Throughout the penguins’ breeding season, from late September to early the following April, we assist the Parks and Wildlife Service to supervise the visitors to the Penguin viewing platform. We interpret the wildlife through talks, question and answer sessions as well as recording counts of visitors and wildlife.
WILDCARE Friends of GIS
Friends of GIS are a self help group that meet on a regular basis to learn the QGIS mapping software. We come from a wide range of Wildcare groups across the state and help each other to prepare maps for grant applications or general interest. We also support groups to use the Fulcrumapp or Inputapp software for in field data collection.
Seabird Island Restoration Group
Our group of volunteers undertake eradication of feral invertebrates and invasive plants on small islands throughout Tasmania to restore and protect nesting seabird populations. This includes the development of biosecurity protocols to prevent reinvasion of pest species, community engagement and partnerships with a range of like-minded groups. Restoration projects are planned for a range of land tenures and our team will work closely with land managers such as Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Biosecurity Tasmania to develop projects with high value conservation outcomes.
Crag Care Tasmania
We are a community of volunteers dedicated to protecting Tasmania’s climbing areas. We acknowledge that our presence in these places has an environmental impact, and that this impact is growing with the popularity of our sport. Our mission is to mitigate that impact, and in doing so to help preserve the places and lifestyle we love. We are achieving this through erosion and weed control, rubbish removal and track maintenance, community education, and respectful dialogues with land managers and owners.
For more info check out our website.
Friends of the Franklin River
We are volunteers connected to the Franklin River who are committed to caring for the catchment’s wilderness values. We undertake weed control along the river valley and maintain essential riverside campsites and walking routes.
Due to the remote location white-water rafting or kayaking experience is a prerequisite for some group activities. However our current project, fixing up the public use hut at Sir John Falls on the Gordon River, is frequently used by rafters at the end of their trip. This project does not require white-water skills.
Friends of Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve
Friends of Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve works in partnership with Parks and Wildlife Service to maintain and sustainably manage the natural wetlands habitat and activities assigned to us include catching and keeping records of the invasive fish gambusia, monitoring birdlife and pests, (such as feral cats) and identifying and reporting weeds.
WILDCARE Wildlife Rescue and Rehab
Our members provide a first response service when people report injured or orphaned animals in the northwest of Tasmania. Animals are cared for until they are ready for staged release to suitable habitat.
Wildcare Friends of Devonport Reserves
The Friends of Devonport Reserves are a group of volunteers who support and assist, where required, the care and maintenance of the reserves in the Devonport Municipality.
Wildcare Friends of Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon
The focus of this group is on the Pitt Water Orielton Ramsar site and being involved in projects to enhance the bird habitat values of the area. Activities may include revegetation, weeding, rubbish removal and bird surveys.
Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony
The objects of the Wildcare Branch ‘Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony’ are:
• Protection of the Little Penguins and Conservation of the Species
• Establishment of long-term population monitoring and adaptive management procedures for the Low Head Little Penguin colony
• Education of the Community
• Awareness of environmental issues
Friends of the Hobart Rivulet Platypus
Friends of the Hobart Rivulet Platypus are dedicated to the conservation and protection of the
Hobart Rivulet platypus.
Wildcare Friends of Macquarie Harbour and Waterways
Our group works in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), Forestry Tasmania, and land owners to help maintain the cultural and heritage tracks and infrastructure within Macquarie Harbour and its waterways.
Friends of Trevallyn Reserve
We work in all parts of the reserve, some of which is administered by the Launceston City Council and the remainder by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. Our members and volunteers attend working bees on the second Saturday of each month. Our major objective is to “engage in environmental maintenance and restoration”.
Our members are dedicated to the area around Clifton Beach and the Cape Deslacs Conservation Area. We undertake a variety of work including beach cleanups, feral oyster removal, native grass plantings as well as weed control. All this, to make the area a great place for the local community.
Friends of Snake Island
The Friends of Snake Island (FOSI) includes members of the Tasmanian Sea Canoeing Club (TSCC), the Kettering Yacht Club (KYC) and other local community members. It was recognised that, while the island has traditionally been, and continues to be, a popular destination for people with access to boats, it has unfortunately suffered some degradation over the years. We aim to reverse that degradation!
Friends of the Freshwater Lobster
We maintain and operate an educational and tourist centre at Robinhill Road, Flowerdale (near Wynyard). The Centre, ponds and native garden, are in constant need of maintenance to welcome visitors to the site. We encourage school and community groups and interested people to visit and see and learn about these amazing creatures, or get involve and assist in this project.
Our members assist the Rangers with a wide range of management activities, mainly underground. These activities include cleaning, track marking, placement of advisory signs and surveying. Some of these caves are under a limited access code requiring affiliation with the Australian Speleology Federation (ASF), others are less restricted.
WILDCARE Friends of Woodvine
Woodvine is a 377 hectare Nature Reserve near Forcett. The Friends of Woodvine work closely with Parks & Wildlife staff to carry on the vision of Ernie Shaw, who donated the property to the people of Tasmania to protect Woodvine’s natural environment, flora and fauna forever. We also help care for the heritage-listed farm buildings and weed outbreaks of Spanish heath.
Tamar Valley Wildlife Roadkill Initiative
The group aims to focus on and assist like-minded individuals and organisations in the mitigation of roadkill in Tasmania. Particularly in the Tamar Valley, to effectively use existing and proven mitigation strategies and methods, and to develop additional innovative ways in partnership with other groups to further develop and strengthen policies to reduce roadkill.
Friends of St Valentines Peak
The purpose of our group is to upgrade then maintain the existing walking track on the northern slopes of St Valentines Peak. This will prevent the erosion and track degradation currently caused by the increasing number of users who are wishing to access this unique alpine environment.
WILDCARE Inc Office
No volunteer organisation can run without some dedicated office staff to keep things flowing. If you have a passion for keeping things in order, answering enquiries and helping us spread the word about Wildcare then join us at the office. We can really use the skills of administrators, graphic designers, webmasters, photographers and journalists.
Wildcare Friends of the Henty
Wildcare Friends of the Henty are dedicated to the conservation and management of the Ocean Beach Conservation Area.
Wildcare Friends of Sarah Island
“Friends of Sarah Island” is a small group of community-minded locals, who have formed to help with the maintenance of one of Tasmania’s significant heritage sites, which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Central Highlands Wildlife Group
The purpose of this group is to assist survival and recovery of native wildlife following the 2019 bushfires and future such emergency events in Tasmania’s Central Highlands area and identify and work towards ameliorating other threats to wildlife and the natural environment in the Central Highlands.
Wildcare Friends of Doctors Rocks Penguins
We assist the local Ranger staff in protecting, monitoring and managing the Little Penguins at the Doctors Rocks Conservation Area just east of Wynyard in northwest Tasmania
Chauncy Vale Wildcare
Chauncy Vale Wildcare manages the Chauncy Vale caretaker program, a program whereby Wildcare members can live in the reserve for up to three months in the well appointed Caretaker’s Residence. Caretakers are responsible for day to day interaction with visitors who come to see a range of attractions the reserve has to offer, including: walking tracks, Browns Caves and the Day Dawn Cottage museum.
WILDCARE Native Wildlife Rescue - Birralee
Native animals are always in need of assistance, either from motor vehicle accidents of events such as fires. Our group care for, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wildlife in the central north of Tasmania.
Wildcare Friends of Billy Brown Falls
Our group has been recently formed to promote the Billy Browns Falls area as a place for the community to come and enjoy. Our intention is to assist Parks and Wildlife staff to improve and promote the accessibility, attractiveness and amenity of the area, particularly around the start of the Billy Browns Falls walking track.
Wildcare Roaring Beach Wildlife Rescue
Wildcare Roaring Beach Wildlife Rescue is based on the Tasman Peninsula and focuses on rescue, rehabilitation, conservation and education in relation to native Tasmanian fauna. If you have injured wildlife in the Tasman Peninsula area we can assist.
Friends of Yorktown Historic Site
We undertake weed control and revegetation of the historic site and maintain pathways for visitors. We protect and promote the historical aspects and values of the site. We also protect the bushland communities which contain 4 threatened plant species and a healthy wildlife population.
Sisters Beach Wildcare
Sisters Beach Wildcare, North-West Tasmania
Our purpose is to help protect the coastline in and around Sisters Beach from erosion, and restore native vegetation. We use protective mattressing and other barriers derived from natural materials, to provide physical protection from sea surge and high rainfall runoff, of the existing soil, sand and plants. We supplement this protection with plantings of local native species.
Wildcare Friends of the Margaret Mitchell Garden
The Margaret Mitchell Garden is a quite new native plant garden located in Richmond Tasmania. The planting highlights Coal Valley Plants and Tasmanian plants generally, and provides a peaceful place to sit and contemplate the natural world. A great place for children to wander and play too. We even have a giant chess set and a Boules pad. We hope to continue to care for and develop the garden as an educational and relaxing place for tourists and locals.
Wildcare Lumeah Point
Lumeah Point is a ‘pan handle’ on the north western side of Pipeclay Lagoon, with Cremorne to the east and Clifton Beach to the south. The area is home to just over 40 residences and has nurtured several generations of youngsters over the past 40+ years.
Derwent Avenue Group for the Dave Burrows Walk
We are the caretakers of the Dave Burrows Walk which is located on the western side of North West Bay and is southeast of Margate, southern Tasmania. Our group works in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service and is allied to Landcare, the Kingborough Council and the Understorey Network.
Friends of Redbill Point Conservation Area
We see this reserve as an important natural & cultural asset to be protected and conserved for the community. We assist with a variety of tasks from cleaning facilities, weeding, fundraising and the task of opening and closing gates to the reserve. Join us in caring for this community area.