Region: Upper Murray
Legal Number: LEGL/93-174
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: 3 creeks Walwa Creek
Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority
Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: This plantation is mainly located on a ridge line between the Guys Forest Creek and Walwa creek catchments. Did not enter the plantation however assessed area from Guys Forest/Walwa Road. Part of the eastern slopes of the plantation (Walwa Creek side) is not covered in pine, but remains cleared farmland waith sporadic native species. See Photo.
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, and provides limited angling for local fishermen. 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).