Landscapes and soils
Soils and landscape data
Soil and land information is vital for land use planning and infrastructure development. Maps of soils landscapes are powerful tools to guide sustainable planning and natural resource management.
Stable, healthy and productive landscapes and soils are essential for producing most of our food, and for maintaining environmental function, managing water quality, sustaining our primary industries, and supporting rural and urban communities.
Our rural landscape is under continuing pressure. Acidification, salinity, erosion, invasive native scrub and loss of native vegetation are seriously affecting the condition of our soil and challenging the communities and industries that depend on the land.
OEH is working with local communities and land managers to collect, interpret and distribute comprehensive information about soils and landscapes, and to support efforts to reverse land degradation resulting from past practices and to protect our natural landscape for future generations.
Strategic regional land use planning
View the baseline soil and land information incorporated into the determination of strategic agricultural land for the Upper Hunter and New England-North West strategic regional land use areas:
Find out more
For inquiries about soil and land in NSW, and the use of soil and land information, email email@example.com.
To view a catalogue or order publications, search for 'soils' on the Shop NSW.
Page last updated: 08 March 2013