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Government endorses Leadbeater's Possum Advisory Group recommendations

VicForests will transition away from the use of clearfell harvesting in ash forests which are home to the
Leadbeater’s Possum, Victoria’s faunal emblem as part of the Leadbeater's Possum Advisory Group's recommendations.

Retention harvesting will replace traditional clearfell methods in 50% of the area harvested across
the Leadbeater’s Possum’s range beginning from July 1st 2014 in the biggest change to harvesting practices ever implemented by VicForests - click here to read more.

A full list of the recommendations and the Technical Report developed by the Advisory Group can be found here






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