Martin Hawes has worked in the field of wilderness advocacy and management for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in the design, survey, monitoring and management of remote-area walking tracks, and in the assessment and mapping of wilderness values. His recent projects have included:
- Preparing the Tasmanian Government's assessment of the wilderness values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (2016)
- Preparing a walking track management plan for the Cradle Mountain daywalks area (2018)
- Co-authoring the book Refining the definition of wilderness: Safeguarding the experiential and ecological values of remote natural land (2019)
- Appearing as an expert witness on wilderness values to the RMPAT appeal hearing on the proposed Lake Malbena ecotourism development (2019)
- Co-authoring a submission on wilderness values to the 2020 review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
See Academic publications for further details.