Opponents of logging operations in the state's North-East have asked the Tasmanian government to protect the region's eco-tourism sector by halting logging around the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.
Advocacy group Blue Derby Wild presented an open letter to Premier Peter Gutwein, Minister for Tourism Sarah Courtney and Minister for Climate Change Roger Jaensch on Friday.
The letter was signed by more than 160 tourism advocates from across Tasmania and Australia and included global signatories like clotting company Patagonia.
Blue Derby Wild coordinator Louise Morris said the community had been overwhelmed by the support from businesses and outdoors adventurers intent on protecting the region's native forests and eco-tourism sector.
Speaking last week, Mr Gutwein said the state had no plans to wind back native forest logging operations in the region. He said Sustainable Timber Tasmania was working closely with councils and mountain-bike track operators in the region to ensure forestry and residents could co-exist - and would continue to do so.
The Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania also expressed confidence that logging in the region could be done in a way that preserved the tracks.
TCIT chief executive Luke Martin said he was confident the value of the tracks was being acknowledged by the relevant stakeholders.
Tassie Bound Adventure Tours operator Fiona Weaver was a signatory on the letter and said protecting the region's native forests would safeguard Tasmanians brand as an environmentally friendly state, and drive tourism for the future.
"This will be a practical step towards meeting our ambitious tourism target, to establish Tasmania as a global leader in responsible and sustainable tourism and to become a carbon-neutral destination," she said.
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Sustainable Timber Tasmania general manager for conservation and land management Suzette Weeding confirmed the STT was planning a partial harvest of two areas bordering the Krushka's and Atlas mountain bike trails in Derby.
She said the mountain bike trails were established in working forests with the knowledge that the neighbouring public production forests would be harvested.
"Right from the start, STT worked alongside the Dorset Council, tourism businesses and the mountain bike community to establish the Derby mountain bike trail network on permanent timber production zone land," she said.
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A spokesperson for the government said the trails were entirely out of the proposed harvesting areas, which included a 50-metre buffer from the tracks.
They said it was vital that tourism operators and the community had confidence that mountain-bike trails in the region would not be affected.
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