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Land Resources of Auvergne Station



Land Resources of Auvergne Station

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A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District


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


Hill, J.V.


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




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


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.


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

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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.




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

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Northern Territory Government

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

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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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]

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Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 74 LAND UNIT TEMPLATE DESCRIPTION Land units are set out in the following format: Landform description Land Unit Code Lithology: Geology Sites: . described Area: Extent of unit Landform General Description Summary of landform, soil, soil features and vegetation community or vegetation structure Slopes: Slope range Parent Material: Geological material in which soil horizons form Surface Gravel: Surface gravel content (Average of surface and A1 horizon) Rock Outcrop: Rock outcrop Drainage: Assessment of site drainage Runoff: Estimate based on slope and permeability of soil Soil Most Common Soil: Most common soil found in site data collected in this land unit. Common Soil Characteristics Summary of the typical soil characteristics Surface texture class: Subsoil texture class: Soil colour: Surface soil gravels: Subsoils gravels: Soil depth: Field surface pH: Field subsoil pH: Other soils described: Other soils found in the land unit Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Most common community found in the site data (or most widespread) of sites in this community based on presence and composition of dominant species in ground stratum Other common or co-dominant community found in the land unit (if applicable) Other communities: Other less common communities found in the land unit Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Frequency of dominant species per stratum in the most common community Frequency of other regular species (not dominant) per stratum in the most common community Mid stratum Ground stratum Land Evaluation Summary of drainage, soil depth, slope, rock outcrop and presence of significant or sensitive habitat, saline soils, acid sulfate soils Erosion risk: Summary of risk based on soil chemical and physical properties, slope, rock outcrop, landscape position and grazing pressure (refer section 9.8) Representative Land Unit photograph

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