martin hawes wilderness management

Martin Hawes has worked in wilderness management for over 25 years, specialising in assessing and managing remote-area walking tracks. In the early 1990s he researched and wrote the 3-volume Walking Track Management Strategy for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and he was the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service’s Track Monitoring Officer from 1992-97. A consultant since 1998, his major projects have included:

  • Co-authoring (in 2010) a walking track management strategy for the 1700 km track system managed by the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service.
  • Surveying and assessing the proposed 60 km Three Capes Track (Tas).
  • Surveying and assessing walking tracks in the South West, Wild Rivers and Freycinet National Parks (TAS), the Alpine, Kinglake and Yarra Ranges NPs (Vic), and the Washpool-Gibraltar Range NP (NSW).
  • Designing and surveying the 2-day Beeripmo Walk in western Victoria.
  • Quantifying and mapping the wilderness values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area using GIS-based methodologies.
  • Developing a township trails strategy for the Huon Valley Municipality (Tas).