Land management within capability monitoring MER 2008: State of Catchment 2010 Reports (preliminary results)

State of Catchment reports for the 2008 baseline in Land Management within Capability (LMwC) were produced for each Catchment Management Authority based on incomplete results available in 2009. The reports provide a regional summary of average LMwC and variability in LMwC for each of the following indicators: sheet erosion; gully erosion; wind erosion; acidification, organic carbon decline; structure decline; salinity/waterlogging and acid sulfate soils. The same results are also used to show the average LMwC rating of each soil monitoring unit. Lowest scoring indicators in each soil monitoring unit are highlighted. The catchment index, simply the average of all LMwC scores for all indicators is presented and compared with the index for all of NSW. Current trends were determined form expert knowledge. Gaps in the data were filled by expert knowledge from local experts. The most reliable results from the 2008 MER program are presented in OEH (2014) Soil condition and land management in NSW: final results from the 2008-09 monitoring evaluation and reporting program Technical Report, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Final map available for download at:

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Metadata template type Non-geospatial
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose To provide highly summarised information on the state of soil condition in the catchment to help inform natural resource management priorities and targets.
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords LAND,SOIL
Field of Research (optional) Environmental Monitoring,Agricultural Land Management,Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Metadata Date 2016-08-25
Date of Asset Creation 2009-08-01
Date of Asset Publication 2010-10-26
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Geospatial Topic Environment

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Temporal Coverage From 2008-01-01 - 2009-06-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2010"