Region: Strzeleckis

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.


Strzelecki Ranges Maps Here

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 Branch/Tarwin River
About 3 tribs Misery Creek/Turtons Creek/Tarwin River East Branch

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

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


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).


November 2001: Native vegetation in Misery Creek tributary.

November 2001: Misery Creek tributary.

November 2001: Remnant vegetation in Misery Creek catchment.
Tarwin River Australian Grayling Strzeleckis