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Land Resources of Auvergne Station

Details:

Title

Land Resources of Auvergne Station

Other title

A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District

Creator

Napier, Diane; Edmeades, Bart; Lynch, Brian; McGregor, Robert; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Editor

Hill, J.V.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Jul-18

Date

2018-06-30

Location

Auvergne Station; NT Portion 2676; Victoria River Downs; Victoria River District

Description

This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km² of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

Table of contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous mapping; 3. Survey methodology and data collection; 4. Lithology; 5. Landform; 6. Soil; 7. Soil physical and chemical characteristics; 8. Vegetation; 9. Land evaluation; 10. Soil erosion; 11. Land unit descriptions; 12. References; Appendices 1 - 12.

Language

English

Subject

Soils -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; land resource assessment; land units; soil landscapes; vegetation communities

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Jul-18

Format

204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743501498

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=E3F20A909A8123ADE040CD9B21446CC0; http://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323 [Land resources of the Victoria River District]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/300258

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/378762

Page content

Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District i Executive Summary This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district. Valuable pastoral land on Auvergne in total accounts for 60% of the property. The most pastorally productive landscapes are the alluvial plains that run from north to south in the Auvergne valley and account for almost a third of property (28%). Moderate and fair pastoral land located on relatively flat colluvial plains on red and brown earths covers a similar extent at 31% of the area. Land with high ecological and conservation values flank the productive landscapes. These include the majestic Pinkerton Range on the west, the rugged sandstone terrain extending from Judbarra National Park on the south and the iconic Victoria River, East and West Baines rivers and the small wetlands dispersed throughout. These landscapes account for 24% of the property. For the first time across a pastoral lease in the Northern Territory, this survey generated an erodibility factor (K) for all soils and in combination with a range of external factors such as landscape position and grazing pressure, produced erosion risk mapping for all landscapes.


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