Blue Derby Wild
Glacial refugia Gondwana forests
Rare, threatened & endangered species
The forests of north east Tasmania include carbon-rich tall wet eucalypt forests, pure rainforest and lowland dry forests. Interspersed within these forests are heathlands, alpine meadows and moraine vegetation. It is a complex landscape that supports rich and diverse plant and animal communities. There are species here which are found only in the north east of Tasmania, including the Simpson’s stage beetle, north east forest snail and genetically distinct rainforest and eucalypt species that evolved from the glacial refugia of the Blue Tier.
North East Tasmania Gondwanic National Park
Tasmania has some of Australia's most iconic wild places and Gondwanic remnant vegetation. Over the years various community, scientific and political leaders have articulated a clear case for a national park in north east Tasmania that protects the unique landscapes, fauna and flora of the area.
There is an exciting and important opportunity to protect our forests and wild places, creating and shaping the missing major piece of biologically unique conservation estate in Tasmania waiting to be protected.
Join our citizen science expeditions, subscribe to our event and action mailing list. Help build the community movement to end native forest logging and created a North East Tasmania Gondwana National Park
Walk, ride, run, camp and explore the wild places of north east Tasmania on a network of walking and mountain bike trails.
- Sat, 10 JulScottsdale10 Jul, 11:00 am AESTScottsdale, Scottsdale TAS 7260, AustraliaNorth East Field Naturalists and Blue Derby Wild present two short films about the Gondwanic forests of Tasmania, and the opportunities to protect them while growing new nature based experience businesses that value our natural assets, and build our community.
- Choose your own time to Ride and RecordBlue Derby Mountain Bike TrailsChoose your own time to Ride and RecordBlue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Derby TAS 7264, AustraliaCitizen Science on a Mountain Bike! Ride, record and recannoiter let's you be a scout on the ground while riding through the threatened forests around the Blue Derby MTB trails scheduled for logging. Use your bike, camera and GoPro to record the forests and any signs of logging, then email to us.