Legal Number: LEGL/93-127/1
Conservation Priority: Medium
Plantation within Australian Newsprint Mill (ANM) Ltd area of supply.
Plantation within Carter Holt Harvey (now owned by International Paper) area of supply.
Plantation within Dominance Industries (Alpine MDF Industries) area of supply.
Plantation within D & R Henderson/Monsbent area of supply.
Proclaimed Water Catchment Area: This plantation area is located in the Ovens River (Wangaratta) Water Supply Catchment.
This plantation was very likely to be aerially sprayed with 2,4,5-T between 1968 and 1977. The Dioxin TCDD may still exist in soil in this plantation. For more historical data on 2,4,5-T click here. For more information concerning the continuing health crisis concerning 2,4,5-T please forward to here.
Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria
LEGL93-127: Porepunkah plantation lies just northwest of the Victorian town of Bright. Note the close proxity of houses.
MURRAY RIVER SUPPLIES WATER TO YARRAWONGA, COBRAM, BARMAH, ECHUCA , KERANG, PIANGIL, SWAN HILL, ROBINVALE, MILDURA
Old Gold Mining Area: South slope
of the ridge between the Ovens River and Roberts Creek - Good Templar's
was worked in the 19th Century.
p12 The eastern region The eastern part of the study area - which extends north from Mount Beauty, along the Kiewa Valley, and as far west as Havilah - consists of mountainous terrain composed of metamorphic rocks. These rocks are more resistant to erosion than the sedimentary rocks of the central region and have been subjected to intensive faulting, which in turn has influenced the alignment of major streams in the area. The Kiewa Valley is bounded by faults, and many of its tributaries - for example, Running Creek and Glen Creek - follow fault lines. Friable reddish and brownish gradational soils dominate the steep mountainous country, while duplex soils are common on the lower valley slopes and alluvial fans. These soils are generally suitable for the growth of softwoods unless they are poorly drained.”
Ovens River: The rivers all flow north, from heavily
forested mountain country through excessive river flats to the Murray
River. Murray cod populations close to the Murray River. Small river
blackfish are common in many rivers, Macquarie Perch are still occasionally
caught, and catches of golden perch are also being reported. Brown trout
widely distributed through system with rainbow trout most abundant in
upper reaches. Upstream from Myrtleford - Brown Trout to 1.3kg, some
rainbow trout, small redfin and river blackfish.