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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 83 Low Hills Land Unit: 4g7V Lithology: Sandstone Sites: 3 Area: 6 km2 Landform General Description Undulating to steep low sandstone hills; abundant exposed outcrop; Eucalyptus miniata low open woodland; very shallow soils Slopes: 10 - 30% Parent Material: Sandstone Surface Gravel: 20 - 50% Rock Outcrop: > 50% Drainage: Well drained Runoff: Very rapid Soil Most Common Soil: Leptic Rudosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Sandy Subsoil texture class: - Soil colour: Red Surface soil gravels: > 50% Subsoils gravels: - Soil depth: < 0.25 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: - Other soils described: Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Eucalyptus miniata low open woodland 1 Poor Eucalyptus miniata, Eucalyptus phoenicea low open woodland 1 Poor Other communities: Eucalyptus dichromophloia, E. brevifolia low open woodland Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Eucalyptus miniata (67%), Eucalyptus phoenicea, Corymbia dichromophloia, Eucalyptus brevifolia (33%) Owenia vernicosa (67%), Xanthostemon paradoxus, Terminalia ferdinandiana (33%) Mid stratum Owenia vernicosa (67%) Calytrix exstipulata, Grevillea argrifolia (67%), Acacia drepanocarpa, Grevillea refracta (33%) Ground stratum Triodia bitextura (67%), Triodia sp. (33%) Eriachne ciliata, Fimbristylis sp. (67%), annual Sorghum sp., Schizachyrium fragile, Corchorus sidoides (33%) Land Evaluation Well drained Very shallow soils Excessive slopes Abundant rock outcrop Sensitive habitat High erosion risk: The soils have moderate to high levels of fine sand. Excessive slopes. Abundant surface rock (rock armour) combined with very low grazing pressure minimise the erosion risk. If disturbance is unavoidable then detailed erosion and sediment control planning is essential. Some areas may contain plant assemblages and taxa that are fire sensitive. Restricted to Newry Station and Nagurunguru ALT (Amanbidji).

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