Region: Upper Murray
Legal Number: LEGL/93-166
Conservation Priority: Low/Med
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: Several creeks into Guys Forest Creek/Burrowye Creek/Murray River. 1 creek into Walwa Creek/Murray River.
Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority
Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: This plantation consists of two separate plantations. The first appears in both the Walwa and Guys Forest Creek catchment and appears to be located on mild to flat slopes. Plantation was not being harvested however impact on creek system would likely be minimal (This plantation could be regarded as a low priority). The second plantation appears mainly in the Walwa Creek catchment. Most of this plantation is located on mild slopes, however the eastern side of the plantation borders the Burrowa Pine Mountain National Park and could be a problem for wildings. Road access was difficult on the steeper sections of the plantation. It was also evident that recent road widening had been going on with the laying of 'bluestone?' on several kilometres of the plantation roads. Several culverts had been established into this road. (Medium)
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.
Walwa Creek, Guys Forest: A small creek flowing through forest and grazing land. Carries some brown trout to 400g at times. Becomes very low in summer.
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).