Region: Strzeleckis

Legal Number: LEGL/93-115

Plantation: Mullungdung

Located in Yarram Water Supply Protection Area - Groundwater

Conservation Priority: Med

Responsible Authority: Wellington Shire Council

Plantation Catchment: 2 HW Musk Creek/Toms Cap Creek/Bruthen Creek

Catchment Managment Authority: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

Plantation established in the headwaters of Musk Creek in 1992 by the Forests Commission, probably on ex farmland.

Strzelecki Ranges Maps Here

Herbicides Used by Grand Ridge Plantations - Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Victoria

Herbicide Label Rate max as kg/ha Used to control Euc/Rad Notes Application
Clopyralid 2.55 Woody Weeds Radiata and Eucalypts Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant aerial or ground
Glufosinate Ammonium 1 Woody Weeds Radiata   aerial or ground
Glyphosate 3.6 Herbaceous and woody weeds, noxious weeds Radiata, Eucalpts and Custodial    
Haloxyfop-methyl 0.13 Annual and Pernneial Grasses Eucalypts Carcinogen aerial or ground
Hexazinone 4 Woody Weeds Radiata Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground, spot
Metsulfuron-Methyl 0.06 Woody Weeds, Noxious Weeds Radiata, Eucalyptus and Custodial Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground or spot
Sulfometuron Methyl 0.6 Annual and Perennial Grasses and broadleaf weeds Eucalyptus Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial or Ground

Soils according to 1978 Carrujung Geological Survey Map:

Kls: Cretaceous (Lower Aptian) Paludal - Strzelecki Group: Feldspathic, lithic sandstone, siltstone and mudstone, minor black coal, quartzose sandstone, conglomerate, local carbonate concentrations. Abundant plant remains.

September 2001: Dam in headwaters of Musk Creek.

Hancock Watch Site Visit September 01: Small pine plantation, with some hardwoods, established in 1992 on what would most likely to be cleared farmland just south of the village of Willung South. The plantationsí western side has been established in the headwaters Musk Creek which flows into Toms Cap Creek. A dam is located in the headwaters. It appears that indigenous vegetation including possibly old growth trees has been retained along a portion of Musk Creek. This plantation was not walked and was observed from the Hyland Highway.

Bruthen Creek, Carrajung South - Above Reedy Creek: A fast flowing water with good pools, gravel bed. Access restricted by private property and difficult terrain. Contains predominately brown trout and some rainbow trout, both species averaging 200g, some fish to 450g and eels.

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).