The soils and landforms of the Wonthaggi 1:100 000 mapsheet were mapped by Ian Sargeant and described by Ian Sargeant and Mark Imhof during 1994/95. This work was supported by the National Landcare Program (NLP). David Ziebell (former DCNR, Leongatha) and Martin Fuller (former Agriculture Victoria, Leongatha) provided valuable assistance with the soil pit description program and organisation of field days.
|Information on the soil/landscape units mapped can be obtained by clicking the map legend. Mapping was carried out at a 1:100 000 scale which necessitated some generalisation. Users should exercise caution when interpreting map information as it presents a guide only as to the likely soil types in an area. In any one area soils can vary significantly according to landscape, geology and management. Any agricultural enterprise should be based on a detailed on-site assessment of the soil and landscape.||To view the information PDF requires the use of a PDF reader. This can be installed for free from the Adobe website (external link).|
|As part of the promotion of this work, two major soil pit field days were held in the region. A field day was held in November 1995 for the Australian Society of Soil Science (Victoria Branch) which was attended by approximately 50 people. Another field day was held in February 1996 and was attended by approximately 60 people, including landholders, Landcare support staff and students.|
Soil pit field day held for the Australian Society of Soil Science, 1995.
Soil pit field day held for landholders and support staff, 1996.