Conservation Priority: Med
Plantation within Australian Newsprint Mill (ANM) Ltd area of supply.
Water Catchment Area:
Responsible Authority: Indigo Shire Council
Plantation Catchment: Several creeks flowing into Black Dog Creek/Diddah Diddah Creek/Murray River
Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority
Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria
Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: Interesting plantation bordering on Barrambogie State Forest - the plantation is most likely downstream from a series of wells that supply Chiltern with drinking water. Small plantation located on flat land with very minimal slopes. This plantation had a significant area under native vegetation which appeared to be unlogged which is positive. There were some wildings growing on the northern boundary of the plantation and it did appear that some herbicides had been used to spray native vegetation regenerating alongside road boundary. There also appeared to be a 'protected' native vegetation wetland on the western edge of the plantation which was not logged as well as some older trees inside the plantation boundary on the southern edge of the plantations. Pines looked like they had been hervested in the past 6 months so native veg buffers appear to be maintained. Normally this type of plantation would warrant a high, but it appears to be well looked after.