Region: Ovens

Legal Number: LEGL/93-176

Plantation: Everton

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 increases.

Plantation within Dominance Industries (Alpine MDF Industries) area of supply.

Plantation within D & R Henderson/Monsbent area of supply.

North East Victoria Plantation Map here

Proclaimed Water Catchment Area: This plantation area is located in the Ovens River (Wangaratta) Water Supply Catchment.

Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria

Herbicide Label Rate max as kg/ha Used to control Notes Application
Carfentrazone-Ethyl 0.036      
Clopyralid 2.55 Woody Weeds Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant air or ground
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



THREATENED FISH NOTES - OVENS RIVER: Most important river in Victoria in regard to the survival of the Murray Cod. 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 Everton/Ovens River.

Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority

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 time

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.

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 western plantation.
Australian Newsprint Mill International Paper Ovens River Murray River Murray Cod Golden Perch Redfin Blackfish Low/High Ovens (North East)