Soil condition and land management in New South Wales

Final results from the 2008-09 monitoring, evaluation and reporting program

This report presents comprehensive information on the status of soil condition and the level of sustainable land management across NSW.

Date
5 September 2014
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Monitoring report
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74359-644-9
  • ID OEH20140389
  • File PDF 5.7MB
  • Pages 73
  • Name soil-condition-land-management-nsw-140389.pdf

Results for both soil condition and land management within capability are presented for each of the former Catchment Management Authority (CMA) areas and for the state as a whole. Results are also broken down by the 8 individual soil condition/hazard indicators:

  • sheet erosion
  • gully erosion
  • wind erosion
  • acidity
  • organic carbon decline
  • structure decline
  • acid sulfate soils
  • salinity.

The overall indices for soil condition and land management within capability across the state, as derived from the updated monitoring evaluation and reporting (MER) program data, both fall in the ‘fair’ range.