Legal Number: LEGL/93-80
Plantation: Boolara South
Conservation Priority: Medium High
Hancock Site visit November 2001:Entered this plantation from Central Road. Main bulk of this plantation appears to be hardwood established in the late seventies. Came across a significant area of non-plantation ash in the headwaters of Misery Creek. This vegetation was obviously of high conservation importance.
Declared Water Catchment Area: ENTIRE PLANTATION LIES WITHIN TARWIN RIVER (MEENIYAN) WATER SUPPLY CATCHMENT. PROCLAIMED 24/4/90.
Area within PaperlinX are of supply.
Area within Planthard Hardwoods (Drouin West Sawmills) area of supply.
THREATENED FISH NOTES - TARWIN RIVER: Consistent records of Australian Grayling
Responsible Authority: South Gippsland Shire Council
Plantation Catchment: 2 tribs Turtons Creek/Tarwin River East
Plantation lies in 3 areas approximately 13km east of Dumbalk
Closer image highlighting land use in the headwaters of Misery Creek catchment. Joint land holders.About 60 hectares of high quality native forest lies within Hancock holdings - now protected under the 2008 Cores and Links agreement.
Herbicides Used by Grand Ridge Plantations - Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Victoria
Catchment Managment Authority: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
Turtons Creek, Foster: Flows through cleared hilly country in a series of runs and pools, rock and gravel bed. Self sustaining for trout. Contains mostly brown trout average 150g, eels, and river blackfish. Subject to a blackfish closure.
Tarwin River, Tarwin: East Branch upstream from Mirboo: Flows through cleared hilly country as a series of runs and pools, rock and gravel bed. Turtons Creek section of the system is self sustaining for trout.
Tarwin River, Tarwin - Mirboo to junction with West Branch: Relatively slow flowing with some deep holes, mud and sand bottom. Access restricted by private property. Considered marginal for trout and need for supplemental stocking is assessed annually. Contains brown trout average 100g, some 400g but occasional larger fish, river blackfish, eels and tupong.
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).