The logging of forests in North-East Tasmania would be detrimental according to the organiser of the first citizen science bioblitz in the area.
About 70 people were involved in the Blue Derby Blue Tier BioBlitz which lasted 48 hours and wrapped up Sunday afternoon.
It saw scientists survey the forests of the Blue Tier, especially the glacial refugia, day and night in an attempt to identify what species of fauna and flora were present.
Glacial refugia is an area of land which was not covered by ice during the last ice age.
Co-ordinator Louise Morris said the group's goal was to protect the area from logging.
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"It's under future potential production forests, so these are all areas which come April will get rolled back into the state forest areas, which makes them available for logging," she said.
"It's really about saving these forests with science, getting in there doing a lot of the work that has not yet been done."
She said the forests have a high rate of animals which don't exist anywhere else.
"We also have a lot of rare, threatened and endangered species," she said.
The group is expecting to have the final results of the survey in the next few weeks.
Ms Morris said it was important to protect the forests after the loss of lots of high conservation forests due to fires.
"People are realising more and more we need to protect these places for their carbon store value their biodiversity and forests are our watersheds. If we continue to log these forests it really is to our own detriment," She said.
Ms Morris said this blitz was only the beginning and the group would be looking to do another one during winter. "It's the beginning of a citizen and science lead campaign to save the forests of North-East Tasmania and ideally a North-East highlands national park but that's a little way off yet," she said.
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