Soils and land resources
The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) has a significant role in addressing issues concerning soil and land resources in Queensland catchments.
It is important when developing land management strategies to understand soil properties, as well as topographic and climate information—to achieve long-term and sustainable productivity of the land.
Our soil and land mapping, modeling and monitoring programs are critical to understanding land productivity potential and land-degradation risk. DERM produces information to help inform land planning and management decisions and addresses issues such as:
- prevention and remediation of land degradation
- salinity and acid sulfate soils management
- land suitability/capability assessment
- land resource assessment
- land management and monitoring
- soil carbon
- land-use change.
Reports, manuals and maps relating to soils and land resources can be viewed and downloaded by browsing:
View a list of regional technical reports available through QDEX or by contacting the department.
Contact DERM for further information about soils and land resources.
External related links
- CSIRO Land and Water
- Australian Natural Resources Atlas
- Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS)
- Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program
- Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated
- Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries
Last updated 25 January 2012