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Bikers back Blue Derby forest reserves

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Members of Tasmania’s mountain biking fraternity have expressed their support for maintaining the protected status of the Blue Derby forest reserves, in the face of Tasmania’s Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman’s legislation to undo protection for 356,000 ha of high conservation value forest reserves, including the Blue Derby forests, so they can be logged.  
 
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Hodgman targets Blue Derby forests for logging as part of plan to undo reserves

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The Wilderness Society today released a map of the reserved forests through which the Blue Derby mountain bike trails have been built, highlighting the fact that the majority of the trails are either wholly or partly in reserves proposed for reversal and logging by Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman.  
As Parliament wraps up its first sitting week for the year and legislation to reverse the reserves is to be tabled, the maps highlight the total lack of logic in the logging plan.  
 
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Premier undermines key Ministerial case for logging reserves

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Premier Will Hodgman’s response to tough questions on the reasons for his bill to reverse old growth and rainforest reserves for logging undermines the key arguments prosecuted by his Forestry Minister to make the case for the controversial move.  
 
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Government forest policy delusion deepens with details on new legislation

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Three Capes Track forests off limits to loggingwhy not Derby and the Blue Tier, Wielangta, takayna/Tarkine, Douglas-Apsley and the Lobster Forests?
 
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Collaborative on-Country action to research, restore and protect takayna/Tarkine

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Volunteers from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and The Wilderness Society have returned from the takayna/Tarkine coastline, completing an on-Country expedition to further research areas within the Western Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Landscape by surveying for sites of Aboriginal cultural heritage significance, whilst removing rubbish and marine debris from the remote coastline, monitoring shorebirds and mapping the extent of invasive weeds such as sea spurge.
 
 

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