Illegally cut tracks in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park will be investigated by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
A PWS spokesperson said the removal of vegetation between Lake Malbena to Kita Lake and from Eagle Tarn to Lake Norman had been brought to the attention of the service by a representative of the Fishers and Walkers against Helicopter Access group.
"The extent of the vegetation removal appears to be minor, but nonetheless warrants further investigation although the PWS considers that the culprits may be difficult to identify given the age of the cuts and the time that has passed," the spokesperson said.
"It is possible that these tracks could have been cut by anyone; it is inappropriate to direct or make these allegations towards any person or operator at this stage."
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FAWAHA said on the ground investigations revealed the large tracks had been cut with a chainsaw and they appear to have been cut in the last six to nine months.
Group spokesman Dan Broun said the location of the tracks was suspicious as no bushwalker using traditional routes would have any need for the new paths.
"Parks and Wildlife and tourism bodies should condemn this act and the PWS should investigate immediately. Guilty parties should be prosecuted," Mr Broun said.
"The PWS needs to explain how this can happen.
"Fishers and Walkers of Tasmania will not rest until the Western Lakes wilderness is kept wild and free for all Tasmanians to access."
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