Legal Number: LEGL/93-176
Conservation Priority: Low/High
Plantation within Australian Newsprint Mill (ANM) Ltd area of supply.
Plantation within Carter Holt Harvey (now owned by International
Paper) area of supply.
93-176a March 01: Massive
erosion potential after logging could be created here as run-off
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 Ovens River (Wangaratta) Water Supply
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
MURRAY RIVER SUPPLIES WATER TO YARRAWONGA, COBRAM, BARMAH, ECHUCA ,
KERANG, PIANGIL, SWAN HILL, ROBINVALE, MILDURA
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: Several creeks south into Burgoigee Crk/Ovens
River. 2 creeks into Deadman Creek/Hodgson Creek. Many creeks through
Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management
Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: a) Pine plantation on and near
Everton Creek. Did not stay at site long. Noticed massive gully erosion
in and around Everton Creek. Local landcare group had been active along
the creek planting trees, however most of the erosion seemed irreversible.
Clearance of pine will probably increase erosion problems of creek as
surface flow will increase. Mild slopes. Eastern edge of plantation
a problem - did not thoroughly go over the site. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
b) site visit Mar 01: Pine plantation near Everton creek on mild slopes.
Due to time constraints did not stay long although one oberservation
showed some roading problems could emerge at the site.
c) This plantation lies on the southern edge of ridge line. Did not
visit the site - Observed site from car. No clearing going on at present
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
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)
93-176b March 01: north