Plantation within Australian Newsprint Mill (ANM) Ltd area of supply.
Plantation within Carter Holt Harvey (now owned by International Paper) area of supply.
Plantation within Boral Timber (Tumbarumba) NSW area of supply.
Plantation within Dominance Industries (Alpine MDF Industries) area of supply.
Water Catchment Area: LAKE HUME SUPPLIES WATER TO BELLBRIDGE, TALLANGATTA. MURRAY RIVER SUPPLIES WATER TO ALBURY/WODONGA, TANGAMBALANGA, KIEWA, RUTHERGLEN, YARRAWONGA, COBRAM, BARMAH, ECHUCA , KERANG, PIANGIL, SWAN HILL, ROBINVALE, MILDURA
Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria
Plantation lies inside Lake Hume Designated Water Supply Catchment.
Responsible Authority: Towong Shire Council
Plantation Catchment: 2 tribs Burrowye Creek/Guys Forest Creek/Murray River.
Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority
Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: Located in the Burrowye Creek catchment this plantation is located a fair distance from the main Koetong plantation base. Transport issues will arise when this plantation is harvested with potential road widening leading to sediment issues on the Burrowye Creek. Took photo from Burrwoye/Koetong road. Slopes were bordering on problematic.
Burrowye Creek, Burrowye: Rises in forested hills then flows through grazing land, gravel bed. Contains mostly brown trout to 450g, some rainbow trout to 220g. Water level can be low in summer. Best fishing is in spring, with worms the best bait. Last stocked with trout by the Department in 1963.
Upper Murray River: The Upper Murray Basin is drained by numerous small streams which comprise part of the headwaters of the Murray River. All the rivers, except the lower reaches of the northern streams, flow through inaccessible, heavily forested mountain country. The two best trout waters are the Cudgewa and Nariel Creeks. Koetong Creek is being stocked with Trout Cod as part of a program aimed at establishing additional viable populations of this endangered native fish species.
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) .