Soil condition monitoring MER 2008: State of Catchment 2010 Reports (preliminary results)

State of Catchment reports for the 2008 baseline were produced for each Catchment Management Authority based on incomplete results available in 2009. The reports provide a regional summary of average condition and variability in condition for each of the following indicators: Sheet and rill erosion; Gully erosion; Wind erosion; Soil Carbon; Soil Structure; Soil pH; Soil salinity and Acid sulfate soils. The same results are also used to show the average condition of each soil monitoring unit. Lowest scoring indicators in each soil monitoring unit are highlighted. The catchment index, simply the average of all condition scores for all indicators is presented and compared with the soil condition index for NSW. Current soil condition pressure and trends determined from the results of the land management within capability monitoring theme. 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

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Text Table
Metadata Date 01/08/2009
Date Created 01/08/2009
Date Published 26/08/2010
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.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Keywords SOIL-Biology,SOIL-Chemistry,SOIL-Erosion,SOIL-Physics
Field of Research Environmental Monitoring,Agricultural Land Management,Land Capability and Soil Degradation

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 250000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2008 - 30/06/2009
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry 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, Industry and Environment 2010"