Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Range management, Vegetation, Soil types, Surveys, Land capability, Western Australia

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In mis 1988, the Department of Agriculture started a three-year programme to assist pastoralists in the Murchison River catchment to update land management planning of their stations. This Project, which is funded by the National Soil Conservation Program, will use interim results from a recent rangeland survey which has investigated and mapped the grazing recources throughout the region.

Elsewhere in Western Australia's pastoral areas, information on the productive potential of each area - and the management problems inherent for each class of land - are being used to help pastoral managers of Soil Conservation Districts rehabilitate degraded areas. This information will also encourage them to adopt management practices that conserve the land and improve the long-term economic performance of the grazing enterprise.