Forestry Tasmania, Tasmania Fire Service and Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Parks and Wildlife Service are the three government bodies with responsibility for fire management on public land in Tasmania.
In 2002-03, Forestry Tasmania's fire management personnel attended 124 wildfires. These wildfires affected 49,978 hectares of vegetation.
Forestry Tasmania conducted 8,178 hectares of planned burning for regeneration and establishing plantations, with no escapes recorded.
FORESTRY TASMANIA, FIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
|Managed by inter-agency cooperation|
|State forest component|
|Source: Forestry Tasmania, Annual Report 2002-03.|