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VicForests cleared on claims

December 8, 2010 - BY ADAM MORTON  http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vicforests-cleared-on-claims-20101207-18odq.html THE Victorian government's timber arm, VicForests, has been cleared of allegations it illegally logged old-growth forest and increased risk to a threatened species in the central highlands. Green group My Environment accused VicForests of felling pre-1900 ash eucalypts and failing to protect habitats vital for the survival of Leadbeater's possum, the Victorian faunal emblem. An Australian National University scientist commissioned by the Department of Sustainability and Environment assessed one stump considered representative of ...