New information resource for Kosciuszko National Park
The Yarrangobilly Soil and Landscape reports, maps and images are now available.
Kosciuszko National Park is the largest national park in New South Wales (673,542 hectares) and one of the most diverse conservation reserves in Australia. The park contains Australia's highest mountains, most extensive glacial landscapes, and most unusual plant and animal communities, including numerous threatened and endangered species. It is under threat on several fronts, particularly climate change. Effective and correct management practices have never been more important.
Soil is essential to the health and biodiversity of Kosciuszko National Park. The unique Alpine humus soils filter, store and deliver water to the major river basins in south-eastern Australia and support diverse and unique ecosystems. Soil information is needed for climate, carbon, nitrogen and hydrological modelling.
The Yarrangobilly Soil and Landscape project was initiated as a result of the Alpine Research Review in 2018, which recognised that soil health is critical to the health and biodiversity of Kosciuszko National Park. The project area represents about one-fifth of Kosciuszko National Park.
The Yarrangobilly Soil and Landscape reports, maps and images are available now.
Click on the National Park Mapping box in the legend.
Thanks to all of our National Parks and Wildlife Service collaborators, specifically Stephen Higham and Jacinda Dromgold.