In August 2000, the North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA) initiated the Rural Land Stewardship (RLS) pilot program. A major component within this program has been to undertake a land capability analysis for the freehold land within the North East region. As part of this program, the former Department of Primary Industries undertook a major land resource assessment project to provide the detailed information needed to underpin any land capability assessment.
This report provides consistent soil-landform mapping and description across the North East region. Base information including soils, geology, slope, aspect and climate has been used to determine the broad capability of the region's landscape to support a variety of land uses. The inherent limitations have also been identified. In particular, land degradation risk mapping enables the identification of potential on-site and off-site impacts that can be associated with current and proposed land uses.
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This map provides a key to mapsheets within the North East region.
From this key map a mapsheet can be clicked on, to provide a downloadable map showing the Soil-Landform Units within it.
A description of the Soil-Landform Units is also provided on this website.