Region: Ballarat

Legal Number: LEGL/93-28

Plantation: Happy Valley

Conservation Priority: High

Plantation within AKD Softwoods area of supply.

93-28 Feb 01: Pine Wildings growing on eastern boundary of plantation.

Plantation within SPE Exports (Geelong) area of supply.

Click here for map of Hancocks' Ballarat region plantations.

The Nationally Threatened Temperate Grassland & Grassy Eucalypt Woodland Ecological Community may occur in this plantation or in close proximity.

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Pine plantation located 2km east of the township of Linton.

THREATENED FISH NOTES - WOADY YALOAK RIVER: Yarra Pygmy Perch possibly found in this river.

Responsible Authority: Golden Plains Shire Council

Plantation Catchment: One trib HW Springdallan Creek/Woady Yaloak Creek/Woady Yaloak River/Lake Martin.

Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - Ballarat Region Victoria

Herbicide Label Rate max as kg/ha Used to control Notes Application
Clopyralid 2.55 Woody Weeds Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant air or ground
Glufosinate Ammonium 1 Woody Weeds    
Glyphosate 3.6 Herbaceous and woody weeds, noxious weeds    
Hexazinone 4 Woody Weeds Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground, spot
Metsulfuron-Methyl 0.06 Woody Weeds, Noxious Weeds Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground or spot
Triclopyr 3 Woody and Noxious Weeds   Ground, spot, basal bark


Soils: Sourced from Geological Maps of Victoria

Csp: Cambrian - St.Arnuad Group - Pyrenees Formation: Deep marine deposits: sandstone, mudstone and black shale; dominantly sand-rich turbidite facies; moderately to well sorted, variably rounded quartz with minor feldspar and lithic grains in quartz silt or clay matrix; medium to very thick bedded; sparsely fossiliferous with phyllocarids and grapholites; weathered to partly kaolinised.

Qrc: Quaternary/Recent: Colluvial deposits, active outwash fans, scree aprons and colluvium, ubiquitous around hill bases and in gullies, polymictic gravel, sand, silt, clay: poorly sorted, variably rounded, stratified, laminated or massive.

Catchment Managment Authority: Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

Hancock Watch Site visit Feb 01: Drove along boundary of plantation. Massive problems in native forest adjoining plantation with pine wildings. In a few years the native forest could be overrun by the wildings. Area of plantation appeared to be all pine. Hancock appear to be keeping to their plantation boundary. Recent harvesting of pine had been taking place - some of the slopes were of some concern. Quite an extensive pine plantation. Also saw massive pine infestation of native forest north of highway.

Woady Yaloak River, Cressy: Flows through forest and grazing land, mud, sand and gravel bottom. Wide fluctuation in flow. In many places the river is choked with acquatic vegetation. Also very turbid from erosion in the catchment. Some trout spawning occurs on the gravel beds in the headwaters, also contains eels which enter through a diversion channel from the Barwon River. Other species are redfin to 750g, abundant river blackfish some to 400g, tench and goldfish. Source: A Guide to the Inland Angling Waters of Victoria by BR Tunbridge, PL Rogan, CA Barnham. Department Conservation and Environment. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, 123 Brown St, Heidelberg, 3084. (4th ed - 1991)

Victree Springdallan Creek Woady Yaloak Creek Woady Yaloak River Lake Martin Yarra Pygmy Perch Medium Ballarat (Central West)