Premier Gutwein, protect the native forests of north east Tasmania.

Premier Gutwein, protect the native forests of north east Tasmania.

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Blue Derby Wild started this petition to Premier Peter Gutwein

The forests of north east Tasmania are like nowhere else on Earth. From the glacial refugia forests of the Blue Tier holding the tallest flowering plants on earth, to the Gondwanic remnant forests around the Blue Derby mountain bike trails, these forests are under increasing threat from logging.

Premier Gutwein you have the opportunity to protect our native forests, the unique biodiversity within them and the growing outdoor and eco-tourism businesses growing in our region based on our wild places.

Logging for road construction operations have started in two forests surrounding the iconic Krushkas forests of the Blue Derby mountain bike trails. This is the thin edge of the wedge as more logging is planned in the coming months and years in these areas. 

The success of the Blue Derby mountain bike trails has shown how creating outdoor and eco-tourism businesses that value our forests and wild places can revive a region, bringing new people to experience the wild places of Tasmania. This is being undermined as the Tasmanian Government allows the logging of our unique forests that host our most profitable new industry - outdoor experience based tourism and MTB trails. You have the opportunity to change this.

The forests of north east Tasmania are worth more standing for their biodiversity, wildlife, carbon stores and as the location of world class outdoor experience based tourism.

Premier Peter Gutwein, protect our native forests, and the tax payer dollars you've given to building the Blue Derby MTB trails. End native forest logging to protect our natural assets, and booming new local nature experience based economy.

Keep Blue Derby Wild!

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