Legal Number: LEGL/93-156
Plantation: Rose Valley
Conservation Priority: Med/High
93-156c March 01: Native
vegetation component within this plantation.
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
Plantation within D & R Henderson/Monsbent area of supply.
North East Victoria Plantation
Proclaimed Water Catchment Area:
This plantation area is located in the Buffalo River (Lake Buffalo)
Water Supply Catchment.
Herbicides Used by Hancock
in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria
||Label Rate max as kg/ha
||Used to control
||Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant
||air or ground
||Herbaceous and woody weeds, noxious weeds
||Ground Water Contaminant
||Aerial, ground, spot
||Woody Weeds, Noxious Weeds
||Potential Ground Water Contaminant
||Aerial, ground or spot
||Woody and Noxious Weeds
||Ground, spot, basal bark
OVENS RIVER SUPPLIES WANGARATTA WITH WATER. MURRAY RIVER SUPPLIES WATER
TO YARRAWONGA, COBRAM, BARMAH, ECHUCA , KERANG, PIANGIL, SWAN HILL,
THREATENED FISH NOTES - OVENS RIVER: Most important river in
Victoria in regard to the survival of the Murray
Cod spawn almost as far up as Myrtleford
and the Ovens supplies recruitment for the Murray River as well. The
Ovens has no dams and is a river of extreme national significance. Trout
Cod are now being found in the Ovens
and may set up a self sustaining spawning population. Trout
Cod have been successfully stocked into
Ovens and upper Ovens, downstream of Myrtleford and going up the King
River - past Moyhu. All the tribs of the Ovens are important for native
fish including King, Buffalo and Buckland Rivers.
Responsible Authority: Wangaratta Shire Council
Plantation Catchment: Many creeks into Rose River/Buffalo River/Lake
Buffalo/Buffalo River/Ovens River.
Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management
Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: These 3 plantations are established
in the very close vicinity of Wabonga Plateau National Park. The northernmost
plantation has some native vegetation in the centre of the plantation
near a ridge top. The second plantation which has cleared farmland in
its north east aspect and the third - most southern plantation has extensive
buffer zones along a main tributary of the Rose River. This plantation
has mild to steep slopes and some hillside vegetation within its holdings..
A Report on the Buffalo River - 1984. Soil Conservation Authority.
" Lake Buffalo construction was completed in 1965. It is used
for irrigation. p3 Soils: predominantly hilly and mountainous area of
Ordovician mudstones, shales and sandstones, with massive granitic intrusions
at Abbeyard, Mt Emu and principally Mt Buffalo . . . p8 Erosion from
disturbed sites in or close to streams and the removal of ground-cover
over extensive areas by wildfire are the greatest potential hazards
to water quality. Some disturbances may arise through farming activities,
clearing, or forest operations (roading, logging)...”
“Special Investigation: North-Eastern Victoria - Ovens Softwood
Plantation Zone. Land Conservation Council 1981.
p11 Central Region To the north and east of the Eastern Boundary Fault
lies an extenisive area of mountainous terrain composed of Ordovician
sandstones and mudstones that are less resistant to erosion than the
rocks of the south-western region. The drainage pattern is dendritic
and the streams are seperated by sharp ridges and spurs. The mountains
to the south of Mount Buffalo are typical of this region, which extends
east to Mount Beauty and north to Myrtleford.
In the north-west around Moyhu and Bobinalwarral the ridges of Ordovician
sediments become buried beneath the alluvial deposits of the riverine
plain. Within the region, exposures of granitic rocks have intruded
into the surrounding Ordovician sediments. Intense heat associated with
the intrusions has altered (or metamorphosed) the adjacent sedimentary
rocks. The granite outcrops at Mount Buffalo and Mount Emu are extremely
resistant, while the surrounding sedimentary rocks which are less resistant
have been deeply dissected.
In contrast, the granite in the Pinnacles area to the east of Myrtleford
is more susceptible to weathering and erosion and as a consequence the
terrain in this area is more subdued. A ridge of metamorphic rocks borders
Happy Valley to the east of Myrtleford. Friable reddish and brownish
gradational soils occur on the Ordovician sediments of this region,
while the granitic rocks of Buffalo Plateau and Mount Emu exhibit a
variety of soil types. Stony loams are characteristic of rocky outcrops
while poorly drained sites contain organic loams and peats. Sandy loams
and friable gradational soils are found on the lower slopes of these
intrusions. The less resistant granitic rocks at the Pinnacles and Abbeyard
carry a variety of gradational soils on the upper slopes and a range
of duplex soils at lower elevations. The gradational soils are suitable
for softwoods, but the poorly drained duplex soils are not.
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
Rose River, Dandongadale: Flows from mountainous forested country
through grazing land and crops, gravel and rock bed. Catchment modified
by forestry and agriculture. Stream is badly silted in places and in
dry years it recedes to a series of pools. Fairly accessible along most
of its length and is a popular angling water. Contains mostly brown
trout to 2kg and rainbow trout to 1kg in the headwaters. In the lower
reaches, brown trout average 330g with some to 1.3kg, rainbow trout
seldom reach more than 450g. Small redfin, and river blackfish to 220g
Buffalo River, Above Lake Buffalo: The river flows through forested
country and cleared land, gravel and rock bed. Stream is becoming more
silted. Low flow in summer. Upper reaches completely dried up in the
1982-83 drought. It is believed that trout cod may be present, but surveys
so far have failed to produce any specimens. Some trout spawning occurs
in this section of the stream but recruitment varies markedly from year
to year. Popular stream because it is readily accessible for much of
its length. Contains brown trout average 450g, maximum 2.2kg, more plentiful
downstream, with abundant river blackfish and redfin to 100g, with occassional
Macquarie perch and Murray cod in the bigger pools. Currently being
stocked with juvenile Macquarie perch produced at Snobs Creek Hatchery.
Buffalo Lake - Dandongadale: A deep water storage surrounded
by cleared land. A poor producer of trout for some unknown reason. Adult
Macquarie Perch translocated in 1981 and 1991 to bolster the remnant
population in the lake. Wide fluctuations in water level. Contains some
brown trout to 2kg and rainbow trout to 550g, also abundant redfin,
some to 1.7kg, goldfish and some Macquarie Perch. Also possibly an occasional
Murray Cod. Trout spawn in the Buffalo River above the lake.
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)
93-156a March 01: This trib
of Rose River has some buffer protection. Horn of buffalo in far
93-156b March 01: This trib
of Rose River has some buffer protection.
93-156d March 01: Native
vegetation component within this plantation extends for about
93-156e March 01: Plantation
on western boundary surrounded by native vegetation.