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Tambellup-Borden Land Resources Survey, Angela Stuart-Street, Rohan Marold Jan 2009

Tambellup-Borden Land Resources Survey, Angela Stuart-Street, Rohan Marold

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Tonebridge-Frankland Area Land Resources Survey, Angela Stuart-Street, National Landcare Program (Australia), Natural Heritage Trust (Australia) Jan 2005

Tonebridge-Frankland Area Land Resources Survey, Angela Stuart-Street, National Landcare Program (Australia), Natural Heritage Trust (Australia)

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This report presents the results from soil and landform mapping at a scale of 1:100,000 in the Tonebridge-Frankland area of Western Australia. One map representing the Tonebridge (2229) and Frankland (2329) map sheet areas, covering approximately 511,000 hectares accompanies the report on a CD-ROM. The Tonebridge-Frankland survey area covers major parts of the Warren-Tone and Frankland-Gordon River catchments. It also covers the upper catchments of the Kent and Deep Rivers, a small part of the Blackwood River catchment in the north western corner, as well as the Lake Muir-Unicup sub-catchments. The Tonebridge-Frankland survey falls within the Manjimup, Katanning and Albany …


Corrigin Area Land Resources Survey, W H. Verboom, P D. Galloway, National Landcare Program (Australia), Natural Heritage Trust (Australia) Jan 2004

Corrigin Area Land Resources Survey, W H. Verboom, P D. Galloway, National Landcare Program (Australia), Natural Heritage Trust (Australia)

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This land resource survey of the Corrigin area covers some 1.8 million hectares of the central wheatbelt over the shires of Beverley, Brookton, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dumbleyung, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Narembeen, Narrogin, Pingelly, Quairading, Tammin, Wandering and Wickepin. The survey is part of a regional scale soil-landscape mapping program designed to deliver seamless soil information for the agricultural area of south western Australia. The information provided will assist planners, researchers and land managers make decisions affecting sustainable land use and is designed for use at regional and catchment scales. This report and accompanying CD-ROM summarizes …


Lower Gascoyne Land Resources Survey, Peter J. Tille, Henry J. Smolinski, M R. Wells, J A. Bessell-Browne, C D M Keating, Veronica P M Oma, A Mcr Holm Jan 2003

Lower Gascoyne Land Resources Survey, Peter J. Tille, Henry J. Smolinski, M R. Wells, J A. Bessell-Browne, C D M Keating, Veronica P M Oma, A Mcr Holm

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No abstract provided.


Nyabing-Kukerin Area Land Resources Survey, H M. Percy, Dennis Van Gool, Geoff Allan Moore, Noel R. Schoknecht, National Landcare Program (Australia), Natural Heritage Trust (Australia) Jan 2003

Nyabing-Kukerin Area Land Resources Survey, H M. Percy, Dennis Van Gool, Geoff Allan Moore, Noel R. Schoknecht, National Landcare Program (Australia), Natural Heritage Trust (Australia)

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This report presents the results from soil and landform mapping at a scale of 1:500,000 in the Kukerin, Lake Grace and Nyabing areas of Western Australia. This land resource information has been collected to help improve the decisions made by planners, researchers and land managers. The information can be used at the regional scale, catchment scale and farm level. By improving knowledge of our land resources, more sustainable land uses can be developed within the region. The soil-landscape map of the area covers approximately 515,000 hectares and is included on the accompanying interactive CD-ROM. The map extends from Lake Grace …


Katanning Area Land Resources Survey, Heather M. Percy, G M. Wilson, Ted A. Griffin Jan 2000

Katanning Area Land Resources Survey, Heather M. Percy, G M. Wilson, Ted A. Griffin

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This report presents results from soil and landform mapping at a scale of 1:150,000 in the Katanning area of Western Australia. It is accompanied by two soil-landscape maps covering 1.45 million hectares in the Kojonup and Darkan area (map 1) and the Katanning and Dumbleyung area (map 2). Most of the Katanning survey occurs within the Blackwood River catchment but also covers the upper catchments of the Pallinup, Frankland-Gordon and Tone-Warren Rivers. The Katanning survey falls within the Narrogin and Katanning advisory districts for Agriculture Western Australia. Twenty one soil-landscape systems have been identified and are represented on the accompanying …


Soil Assessment Of The West Gingin Area, Henry Smolinski, G G. Scholz Jan 1997

Soil Assessment Of The West Gingin Area, Henry Smolinski, G G. Scholz

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Soils of approximately 80,000 hectares in the West Gingin area, 100 km north of Perth, were surveyed from 1987 to 1989. The area lies on the Swan Coastal Plain within the Gingin Shire. The soils were mapped by the free survey method at a scale of 1:50,000. Thirty-five major soil associations and complexes were identified. These soils have been formed from various parent materials in a a range of depositional environments. Siliceous sand and sodic soils formed in alluvial-lacustrine sediments predominate. The main soils were sampled for chemical and physical analysis and their morphological, chemical and physical properties are discussed …


Wellington-Blackwood Land Resources Survey, Peter J. Tille, Georgina Wilson, National Landcare Program (Australia) Jan 1996

Wellington-Blackwood Land Resources Survey, Peter J. Tille, Georgina Wilson, National Landcare Program (Australia)

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This report presents descriptions to accompany land resource maps of the Wellington- Blackwood district, east of Bunbury in the south-west of Western Australia. The maps cover an area of about 760,000 hectares and are presented as two map sheets at a scale of 1:100,000. Four different physiographic zones cover the survey area: • The Western Darling Range Zone occupies the major portion of the area and consists of a deeply dissected lateritic plateau overlying crystalline rocks. Three soil-landscape systems containing 24 subsystems have been identified and mapped within this zone. • The Eastern Darling Range Zone is in the south-east …


Geraldton Region Land Resources Survey, L Gary Rogers, National Landcare Program (Australia) Jan 1996

Geraldton Region Land Resources Survey, L Gary Rogers, National Landcare Program (Australia)

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This report presents results from soil and landform mapping at a scale of 1:250,000 for approximately 2.1 million hectares of the wheat-sheep belt of Western Australia. The study area corresponds with the Geraldton advisory district for Agriculture Western Australia and is the northern extent of the wheatbelt. The area covers parts of three major geological regions of Western Australia: the Perth Basin, Carnarvon Basin and the Yilgarn Craton. Fifty-one soil-landscape systems have been identified, some of which have been divided into subsystems, and are illustrated on the accompanying maps. The landform, parent material, rainfall, land use, native vegetation and soils …


Land Resources Of The Bencubbin Area, Gerard J. Grealish, John Wagnon Jan 1995

Land Resources Of The Bencubbin Area, Gerard J. Grealish, John Wagnon

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This survey of the Bencubbin area is part of the Agriculture Western Australia's regional land resource mapping program, and covers approximately 1.5 million hectares in the Merredin, Trayning, Koorda, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Westonia and Nungarin Shires of Western Australia. The climate is Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and cool winters. Land is used for winter cereal production and grazing, and about 60% is cropped each year. Wheat is the main crop and is grown in rotation with lupins, field peas, barley and medic pasture. This report provides primary and interpreted information on the character and capability of the land, for …


Land Resources Of The Northam Region, Neil Clifton Lantzke, I Fulton Jan 1994

Land Resources Of The Northam Region, Neil Clifton Lantzke, I Fulton

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This report presents soil and landform mapping of about one million hectares in the Avon Valley and central wheatbelt of Western Australia at scale of 1:100,000. The study area spans from the lateritic plateau of the Darling Range to the broad, flat landscape of the wheatbelt and covers four broad physiographic regions: • the Zone of Ancient Drainage; • the Zone of Rejuvenated Drainage; • the West Kokeby Zone; and • the Darling Range Zone. Twenty-five soil landscape units were identified and mapped on the accompanying map sheets. A soil landscape unit is an area of land that occurs in …


Esperance Land Resource Survey, Tim D. Overheu, P G. Muller, S T. Gee, Geoff Allan Moore Jan 1993

Esperance Land Resource Survey, Tim D. Overheu, P G. Muller, S T. Gee, Geoff Allan Moore

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The climate, geology, landforms, soils, native vegetation and land uses of the Esperance agricultural district of Western Australia are described, while the soil landscapes of the survey area of about 336,000 ha, covered by the Esperance and Merivale 1:100,000 topographic map sheets, are described in detail. The survey area represents most of the features and problems of the district, especially those of the Esperance sandplain for more resource information. An appropriate mapping scale was chosen from a preliminary survey of five farms on the Esperance sandplain. The study identifies five major land systems which are divided into map units on …


Land Resources Study Of The Carnarvon Land Conservation District And Part Of Boolathana Station, Western Australia, M R. Wells, C D M Keating, J A. Bessell-Browne Jan 1992

Land Resources Study Of The Carnarvon Land Conservation District And Part Of Boolathana Station, Western Australia, M R. Wells, C D M Keating, J A. Bessell-Browne

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A survey of the land resources of 36,343 ha covering the Carnarvon Land Conservation District and an adjoining portion of Boolathana station was conducted to assist future land use planning and management. This report describes the soil, landform and vegetation conditions of land units shown on an accompanying 1:50,000 scale map. These land units are components of land systems previously mapped at 1:250,000 scale for the Carnarvon Basin by Payne et al. (1987). As part of the study, further, more detailed land resource mapping and land capability assessments were conducted at specific locations. Land use planning and management considerations arising …


Land Capability Study For Horticulture In The Swan Valley, J M. Campbell-Clause, Geoff Allan Moore Jan 1991

Land Capability Study For Horticulture In The Swan Valley, J M. Campbell-Clause, Geoff Allan Moore

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The Swan Valley is an important agricultural, recreational, tourist and heritage area in which there are a number of competing land uses because of its location close to Perth. The traditional agricultural use, mainly centred around the viticulture industry, has to compete with tourist development, urban encroachment, hobby farms and clay extraction. The major objective of this report was to identify any areas of prime horticultural land which should be retained for that purpose. A land capability study was done using the existing soil series map of the Swan Valley (Pym 1955), which covers most of the Swan Valley Policy …


Land Resources In The Northern Section Of The Peel-Harvey Catchment, Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia Map, Dennis Van Gool Jan 1990

Land Resources In The Northern Section Of The Peel-Harvey Catchment, Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia Map, Dennis Van Gool

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Land Resources Map and Land Capability table for the northern section of the Peel-Harvey catchment. Prepared to assist nutrient management and land use planning in the southern section of the Peel-Harvey catchment.


Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta: Land Capability Study, Peter J. Tille, Neil Clifton Lantzke Jan 1990

Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta: Land Capability Study, Peter J. Tille, Neil Clifton Lantzke

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The study was done to ensure that information on the area's land resource, and its capability, is available for land use planning. This information will assist planners to make decisions which can allow for the optimal development of the land while avoiding land degradation or land use conflicts. A map showing the distribution of land units defined according to soil type, topography, drainage and wind exposure was prepared at a scale of 1:50,000. From this map a smaller scale, less detailed land systems map was drawn. Land capability, the ability of land to sustain a specific use without undesirable on-site …


Geraldton Rural-Residential Land Capability Study, R A. Dye, A M E Van Vreeswyk, Geoff Allan Moore Jan 1990

Geraldton Rural-Residential Land Capability Study, R A. Dye, A M E Van Vreeswyk, Geoff Allan Moore

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With a growing population in the Geraldton area, there is a demand for rural and coastal subdivision to provide for rural residential development and intensification of agricultural activities. Future land use planning for land use change and management of land to overcome existing land degradation problems should be based on land capability. This study provides a semi-detailed (1:50,000) soil and landform inventory for the immediate zone around Geraldton, south from Coronation Beach to Cape Burney along the coast, 13.7 km inland in the north and 7.6 km inland in the south. Eight land systems were identified in the land resource …


Land Capability Assessment Methodology For Rural-Residential Development And Associated Agricultural Land Uses, M R. Wells, Peter Donald King Jan 1989

Land Capability Assessment Methodology For Rural-Residential Development And Associated Agricultural Land Uses, M R. Wells, Peter Donald King

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No abstract provided.


Land Capability Study Of The Shires Of Mandurah And Murray, M R. Wells Jan 1989

Land Capability Study Of The Shires Of Mandurah And Murray, M R. Wells

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No abstract provided.