A number of soil pits have been characterised and described associated with various projects within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and previous Departments. Most of this work was part of a former National Landcare Program (NLP) funded project between 1994-1996 which aimed to provide soil and land information to assist Landcare activities within the North Central, Goulburn Broken and North East catchment management regions. Soil pit field days were held for landholders as part of this project. The soil pit sites were selected as examples of some of the major soil types in a number of areas associated with Landcare or Farm Advance groups. It is not always possible to give an estimate as to how representative these sites are of major soil types in some areas - especially if only limited soil/landform mapping exists.
North East Region Soil Pits - Mapsheet Grid
This is a clickable map of the North East Region of Victoria. Click on this regional map to access the North East mapsheet grid which highlights the soil pits characterised in this region.