Breaking News | Forestry Operations and Blue Derby
Two Coupes adjacent to a small section of trail on the outer perimeter of the trail network are planned for partial harvesting later this year, otherwise known as selective logging. The coupes to be harvested are native forest that has regenerated after previously being logged back in time. The coupes once harvested will once again regenerate as native forest for at least the next 70 years.
The buffers between the trails and the forestry operations are still being finalised but it is our understanding they will be a minimum of 50 metres. We are extremely confident that the buffers between the forestry operations and the small portion of the trail network will ensure the forestry operations have no impact on the visitor’s experience when riding the trails.
Derby Mountain Bike precinct master plan
Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Dorset Council have commenced a collaborative process to establish a Derby Mountain Bike precinct master plan which will expand the existing footprint of the trail network to incorporate the inclusion of adjoining forestry land. The addition of this adjoining forestry land, which will be protected from logging under the masterplan, will significantly expand the separation between the trails and the adjacent working forest.
There is more information to come on this, stay tuned to our social media profiles.